Day 300: Shave & A Haircut

shave A man leaves after getting a haircut and a shave from the barber outside the China Post on Weifang Xi Lu and Pudong Lu. I have not noticed very much facial hair during my time in Shanghai, but this guys mustache makes up in style for what the city lacks in quantity.

Day 243: All Wet

Customers of the Camel Pub, an expat sports bar in Pudong, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Customers of the Camel Pub, an expat sports bar in Pudong, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became a worldwide phenomenon, circling the globe thanks to social media. Here, we arrived just after a group of Brits doused themselves outside the Camel Sports Bar on Weifang Xi Lu. The Camel is a block from our apartment and our go to place for sports events.

Day 242: Hair!

A wig vendor displays colorful wares at the AP Market in Shanghai.

A wig vendor displays colorful wares at the AP Market in Shanghai.

The AP Market in Shanghai is a “fake” market where vendors offer Louis Vuitton handbags, Omega watches, Oakley sunglasses, Beats headphones, Converse sneakers, NFL & MLB jerseys, Adobe and Microsoft software and other luxury items, all of them fake, some of them good counterfeits and some really, really cheap knock-offs. As you wander through the maze-like underground complex it is easy to become disoriented, the aisles of shops curving and slashing diagonally and the stores all sell the same stuff, one bag store looks like every other bag store, one t-shirt shop looks just like the other dozen t-shirt shops. But this is the only wig vendor in the entire complex. I’ve never seen anyone buying anything here and I haven’t seen many people with purple, or yellow or blue hair walking around Shanghai, but I know where to come if I ever need some fake hair.