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First thing I learned in Shanghai is that just as in Beijing, when it comes to pedestrians, little old men on motorbikes don't give a ****. Kind of like Honey Badger. Anyway, started my day at The Bund, which was gorgeous and river-y. A nice wet contrast to Beijing. Took the ferry over to Pudong and went up the tallest building currently open to the public in Shanghai (a taller one is being built right next to it). The view ...
... get to those previously unknown places. It's fun to try to find places in a giant city where most signs are written in Chinese. The street signs in Shanghai are written in both Chinese and English but are all Chinese names. like "Jaojaobang lu" or "Xincun lu". "Lu" means "Street".
I strive to use the two bus routes known to me. I know most of the stops of bus 112, which begins behind my apartment, and ends up at the ...
... t even thought about driving. The stopping, the starting, the gear-shifting all seemed like another lifetime. With that fear, I avoided driving like Boston avoids eating out of dishes that aren't porcelain. I simply wasn't going to do it.
Until I had to. With the funeral planning and the nursing home complaining and the family coming, we reached a point where I was needed to go run errands. So, as I didn't want to place anymore stress on any one in my family, I ...
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Shanghai is striking. There is a different vibe about it than the other places we have visited. Perhaps it is its cosmopolitan provenance or the fact that it prides itself in just being Shanghai?
It's the biggest "proper" city in the world ; it's the fastest growing city in the world; it has nearly 30 million citizens and it is the centre of great business and commercial ...
... the place to BE. I don't often have the opportunity to wander around upscale shopping districts, fancy restaurants, and beautiful buildings. This section, albeit expensive by Chinese standards, has given me a glimpse of a different world. The blend of Western culture and the Chinese growth, I'm not sure if i have the words to describe. The most populous city in China, and according to wikipedia the most populous city proper in the world, this is the New York ...