Blogathon 13/16: Snapshot Saturday

As the kitchen roll of doom meets the snotty nose of eternity, it’s time for another Snapshot Saturday – a story with pictures and occasional words.

Today we return to the People’s Republic of China.

And to Shanghai.

First of all, let’s refresh our memories. Where exactly is Shanghai?

Shanghai on a map

Shanghai on a map

Now let’s take a first look out of the hotel window:

Shanghai hotel view

Shanghai hotel view

A second view from the hotel room:

Shanghai Hotel View

Shanghai Hotel View

And a third:

Shanghai Hotel View

Shanghai Hotel View

That’s sort of the same view out of the hotel room as the first view.

Except for the bottle of Ribena.

Which shouldn’t be there.

Because you can’t buy Ribena in Shanghai.

You can, however, buy Ribena in Sainsbury’s in Keyworth.

And you can put it in your rucksack.

And forget about it for a week.

Or two.

And then get processed through airport security at Birmingham International.

And then get processed through airport security on transfer in Dubai.

And then, when you’re in your hotel room in Shanghai, you could find the Ribena nestling in the bottom of your twice-airport-scanned rucksack.

Well that’s comforting.

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2 Responses to Blogathon 13/16: Snapshot Saturday

  1. Masher says:

    That’s just crazy!
    If an accomplice of yours on the same flight had similarly managed to smuggle through a bottle of Irn Bru, the two of you could have easily concocted something fucking awful!
    I’m stunned.

    Smoggy in Shanghai, innit?

    • Brennig says:

      Ribena and chocolate milk? Ribena and Chinese green tea? Ribena and (insert other vile combination here).

      Smoggy in Shanghai every day.