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Well its 5:03pm here in Shanghi and After a day of full on shopping in an underground market im "Rooted" as daddy says!!!So once again to fairwell a place me,Nanny and Niamh went shopping.... once again!!!And you wont believe this, I only have $9 australian dollars left in my budget!!! I know!!! Did you nkow i'v spent $214 dollars and i'v only been away for less than 2 months!!!I probably shouldnt have wrote that in case my parents read this and am contemplating deleteing the previous sentence, sorry mum!!!!So today i bought some sample mark jacob ballet flats and because there sample it means their real!!So thats cool and i really like them!!!I also bought a "Winnie The Pooh" tote which i adore and is now my rmain suitcase because Niamh wanted my roley bag!!!Its really cute and it's cool because its a "Winnie The Pooh" tote, so i wont get that in Australia, or mabey i will, anyway i really like it!!!We litrally Shopped till we dropped and im pretty tierd!!!
Tonight at 9 were pulling out of Shanghi station wich will dock into beijing station in the early morning!!!Although I like Shanghi i'm not as atached to it as other places we'v been!!!I guess we came at an awkward time as right now Shanghi is like a great big construction sight, and we havn't really been here long enough to get the full expirience but despite of all that i do like it, there are some things im going to have to say im not going to miss about this place like the traffic, as i explained in my last blog entry and some of the habits the Chinese have, although im guessing there will be more of where that came from in Beijing!!!So yeah!!
Bye Shanghi,
                     and thanks for keeping it intresting,
                                                                                 Lots of love to my readers

Sayonara= Good bye
Nihou= hello (I dont think you spell it like that though!!!)

So if you havent already guessed yesterday morning we flew from Osaka to Shang Hi. I was really sad leaving Japan but dont doubt that was my last visit there!!!The land of well dressed people, technology and kindness touched my heart and i think it truley is one of my faverouite places in the world, it is a fabulouse melting pot of the old and the new and i will make sure im there again!!!
Five things I love about japan!!!(if you let me list them all we would be here all day!)

1.The kind, polite, fashionable people of Japan!!!
2.The Onsen, we are seriously thinking about putting one in our house!!!
3.The shopping, Harajuku has changed the way i look at clothes!!!
4.Futons,green tea and yukatas, all of wich i want in my room(i already bought a yukata!)
5.FOOD, my faverouite food in the world is from Japan so when i was there natrually i was in heaven!!!

But Japan is a thing of the past and now all new adventures lie in China, specifically Shang Hi and Beiging!!!!

Today was my first full day in china and it was very good but there are a few things i'v noticed in the last 38 hours i'v been here!!!

1. The trafic here is unbeleivable! they never stop at a red light and you think your going to be ran over!!!Even at a crossing where the green man is clearly visable!!!!
2.The Chinese have a terrible habbit of collecting spit in there mouth and then spitting on the footpath in quite a violant way.
3.The food here is AMAIZING and theres alot of it!
4.Were staying in the french connsecion wich has some beutiful old buildings  but is nothing like France and is just as caotic as the rest of shang Hi!
5.No one speaks english so yesterday whene we were ordering lunch dad had to walk around the reastraunt pointing at other peoples meals and then holding up his fingers to show how many of each type he wanted!
6.They are giving Shang Hi a 53 bilion dollar renavation for next years world expo that they are hosting (BTW thats way more than they spent on the olyimpics!)
7.ALSO people had told me that China was going to be freezing but guess what, they were wrong or mabey its just having a heat wave but what ever it is i wish i hadnt worn FIVE (and im not joking) layers today because all day i was sweating up and now i really smell, wich by the way Niamh dosn't fail to reminnd me but dont worry once i got home i had a long shower (or did i?) no i did and now i dont smell (or do i?) I hope not!!!!

But i like china, There just trying to keep things intresting with there roads and even though they may as well not be there as every body ignores them any way there are police people at every crossing even though there part of the problem, (yesterday i saw a police car driving on the foot path, YES the FOOTPATH!!!Oh yeah Niamh spent ages trying to think of the colous scheme for China and she chose nutral colurs, greys, browns, whites and accents of red and gold!!!Nice one Niamh, seriouslyi like that idea, do you?
Well by now your probably board so im going now,
Lots of love

I really am sorry!!! I havnt been blogging at all!!!You see we are staying in traditional Riocans that never seem to have internet!!!Can you believe we are flying to Shanghigh, China tomorrow! I'm going to miss Japan so much!!!Its one of my favourite places in the world!!!I wish it wasnt so!!! Today as a farewell to Japan me Niamh abnd Nan went shopping OF COURSE!!!

I got the cuteset things!!!And we went to Osaka Harajuku!!!Below im putting a song buy gwen Stafani who is obsessed with  Harajuku and one of the lines is "Osaka,Tokyo you harajuku........" Cool right!!!
Got to go 
            Love you all
                              Yes you
                                          Maeve XOXOXO
Hello my lovelys!!!

So sorry that i have not been posting lately, but have been too busy and Cian and Niamh hog the computers. Can you believe Ive been in japan 2 weeks now, and only 2 weeks ago in malaysia, whioch feels like 100 million years ago. We have just arrived in kyoto, after spending a week and a half in Tokyo. Firstly, I will tell you about my time in Tokyo later on but i have more recent exciting news!!!
Today after an early morning walk around Kyoto we decided that it was time to do a once in a life time expirience!!!We went to a geisha house were they dress you up in the traditional costumes complete with makeup ang wig!!! It was the best fun!!!!In the morning dad made a resevation for two oclock!!!so we rocked up at ten past dew to a terrible taxi journey were the driver had no idea were we were going and in result we were late!!!anyway when we finally came in me Niamh and Cian were each given a baby pink gown and traditional socks to change into once we did that me and Niamh were led upstarirs wich was were we piked the kimono we wanted rto wear, there was a wide selection and once i chose my brigt yellow one they put a reserved sign on!!!Then washed our faces and a nice lady put a hairnet on us, soon after the lady ushered Niamhy to the makeup stool were they started putting white paint all over her back and face!! Once all her makeup was done she truely looked like a different person!!!then it was my turn the same white painty stuff was spread around my back and face and my lips painted bright red!!!My eyebrows were red and black and if i dont say so my self i looked pretty cool!!!then a lady took me into a room were my kimono was waiting for me!They seriously put seven layers on then there was a belt that was soo tight i almost fainted at first!!!Straight after they bought out a big HEAVY blach wig with decorations coming out of it!!!I  about a million photos later and lots of fun!!!