Shanghai

I quite liked Shanghai, but it’s a very expensive place. Many, many foreigners around, and you could buy anything you wanted. The downside of course was that it the main tourist areas, people were always trying to sell you “bags/watches/shoes/DVDs/…” The other problem was that bikes were banned from most main roads, making navigation tricky – you had to tack back and forth around the minor streets.

Shopping is what it’s all about here.

Shanghai Street

Both sides of the river are beautiful, especially at night

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Shanghai Riverfront

Another classic Chinese street scene – I couldn’t work out why they were setting fire to a rubbish bin, then having someone run up and put it out – then I realised it was a staff drill. Done on a public street of course.

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