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Aug 13, 2006 09:08

Shanghai is a tangle of overpasses: a city of that magnitude needs to find efficient ways to solve the extraordinary traffic problem, and Shanghai’s rather elegant solution is to lift a second tier of roadway above the ground. Everywhere you go in Shanghai, the ground level roads are over-shadowed ... Details

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Aug 9, 2006 09:08

I’d sent a text message to Kevin, my friend in Shanghai, that I was on the train from Hangzhou and would be arriving in Shanghai before too long. He was expecting me and made his way immediately to Shanghai’s train station. I hadn’t given him an exact arrival time, so he had to check ... Details

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Jul 5, 2006 05:07

May 22 afternoon @ Shanghai

Around mid-day, we took a cab to Phoenix Airport, Sanya for the flight to Shanghai. Unfortunately, we forgot to confirm the fare before the ride. The hotel staff hailed it at its entrance and we presumed the cab would have its meter running - it wasn't the case. ... Details

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Mar 9, 2006 21:03

It was hard to get to know Shanghai my usual way – walking around and taking in the atmosphere. The city is just too big to be able to get inside so easily. My friend Steve and I were getting overwhelmed with our journey through the suburbs and looking for a way to join in.

Then, when wandering ... Details

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Mar 8, 2006 02:03

At the centre of the Bund is the old Cathay Hotel, now called the Peace, which has long been the symbol of everything decadent about Shanghai. A century ago, the spiritual arteries of Shanghai were giddy with toxins: countless brothels and opium dens neighboured gambling houses supervised by an emerging ... Details

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Mar 6, 2006 02:03

The magnificent city of Shanghai has been written about many times by many of its admirers and detractors. Whilst Shanghai is admittedly one of China's greatest cities, if not one of the greatest cities in the world, few visiting Shanghai stop to think more deeply about what this place represents for ... Details

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Feb 5, 2006 03:02

During a recent visit to the Holiday Inn near the Shanghai main railway station my briefcase was stolen while I was standing at the front desk registering. I had set my briefcase at my feet and presented my passport for registration. I was the only one registering. In plain view of 3 desk clerks, 1 ... Details

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Jan 27, 2006 07:01

The Bund is one of the most famous promenade area in Shanghai, offering a beautiful panorama of the Huangpu River and Pu Dong area. Here in the evening you can see a lot of tourists walking and taking pictures, looking at the boats on the river.
Tourists can take a river trip down the Huangpu River ... Details

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Jan 7, 2006 09:01

SHANGHAI is a city always a-buzz. The fast paced walk of the millions of pedestrians, the honk of the automobiles and the ever present construction sites are a testament to its constant state of flux. One can never be too sure of what new skyline he’ll see upon flinging the curtains open each ... Details

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Jan 7, 2006 07:01

Shanghai is a virtual cultural revolution taking place right before one’s eyes. The ancient structures stand toe-to-toe against the sleek, new buildings and highways being built at a breathtaking pace. Indeed, modern trends and tastes have invaded the old and cherished. Yet, strangely enough, ... Details

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