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    Shanghai Pics

    In January i was in Shanghai on a wee stopover trip. I took advantage of the visa-free policy where you can get into the country for 72 hours if you have an outbound flight. Amazing city very clean and modern. The subway links he airport to the city very easy. It pissed down with rain mostly

    Air China flight was surprisingly great. Modern planes, nice economy seats, loads of room and nice food...

    Skyline








    Mall



    City centre












    Colonial architecture - Pudong bank



    Subway

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    What I found working in places like Shanghai, Shenzen etc.. is that the fašade is impressive . . . once you enter it is a different thing altogether. Lifts are closed, bathrooms are missing basins, toilets with no doors etc... The number of times we had to complain about our office not having electricity, water, aircon (always heat, though) etc...

    There's no doubt China has progressed massively, but it ain't gold that glitters

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    To be fair, I haven’t experienced that in the big cities, but outside the cities it is still very rural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    What I found working in places like Shanghai, Shenzen etc.. is that the fašade is impressive . . . once you enter it is a different thing altogether. Lifts are closed, bathrooms are missing basins, toilets with no doors etc... The number of times we had to complain about our office not having electricity, water, aircon (always heat, though) etc...

    There's no doubt China has progressed massively, but it ain't gold that glitters
    Shanghai is the most International city in all of China - excluding HK of course.. word of caution: Never venture into a smaller city you'd be amazed!
    I lived in a Chinese community in Shanghai for a year and had a pretty decent experience, except for the deafening noise 24/7.


    Nice pics, I recognize those areas! The Bund is worth a visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    except for the deafening noise 24/7.
    Ah, yes - the noise . . . They are special in that regard

    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    The Bund is worth a visit.
    Absolutely - beautiful architecture

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    A rainy day at Yu Garden / Old City




























    A Chinese cat





    High st at night








    Food




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    Great Thread SP.

    I've never been to China ... doubt I ever will, but appreciating your insight in that City

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I've never been to China ... doubt I ever will, but appreciating your insight in that City
    A few random phone pics?

    Insight?

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