On Thursday, 3/6 we accomplished one of our objectives. In Shanghai's largest bookstore, we found a decent wall map of China and we arranged to ship it and some other things back to Charlotte. It looked to us as though Shanghai did not have a map shop.
We woke up at 4:15a Friday morning. Lucky, because the power went off in the middle of the night for the second day in a row. So our clock radio did not wake us up. We caught the 6am train to Ningbo. We came out of the Marriott so early that we didn't have anybody to translate our destination to the cab driver. Luckily, we ended up at the right station. The weather is cold and gray today and the countryside looked kind of grim.
When we got to Ningbo and vendor Antonio picked us up at the station. We went directly to the globe factory. These globes are plastic and the raw globe balls & factory are pictured above. They will come in two colors which will enhance our offering. After touring the factory, Antonio and Mr. Chen took us to an authentic Chinese restaurant for lunch. We weren't sure what we were eating but it was delicious!