Travelogue

Impressions of Old Shanghai

We visited Shanghai in November 2009, and spent more days in the older part of the city.

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老城厢比外滩更有味道。

探访老城厢的最佳时间是早晨。那儿有当地住户逛的早市。

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淮海公园刚好有摆设摊子。

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比商业化的豫园多了地道的滋味。

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十年前到访过上海。现在的上海以经是经济飞腾,许多地方都是高楼大厦,名车上路。

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再多几年, 单车的踪影不知会更难寻。

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The amount of bicycles on the road has been dramatically reduced. It has been replaced by the fancy cars as the economy boomed in the past decade in China. The scene was very different as compared to my visited back in the 90s.

Past visit to China gave me 3 lasting impressions.

1) Bicycles, lots of bicycles.

2) rain drops on sunny day. If you looked up, you could see the rain drops were from the hanging of wet clothing on the balconies.

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3) people like to wear pyjamas as fashionable outfit. Ladies and men wear sleeping pyjamas going to night market, or in the middle of the day. I still manage to saw a few during this visit.

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So many new skyscrapers are replacing the old houses. New businesses opening everyday.

 

< 田子坊 >Shanghai (10)

I may visit Shanghai again in another 10 years. And I properly will not see the sight of old Shanghai anymore.

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