Shanghai, China.

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Shanghai

The contrast between modern and old was striking. Modern, high rise buildings and five lane highways next to small alleys where the people use public toilets and walk around with a toilet bucket.

I found the Pyjama people particularly interesting. A local custom to do your morning shopping in pyjamas and slippers. Nobody really knows why. Some say that it’s the way to show that you are a local. The government banned it in 2010 – they want more ‘cultivation’.

What really touched me while I was discovering Shanghai was seeing people, young and old, ballroom dancing together. This happened on public squares, parks and along the river.

 


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