The city of Shanghai with its 28 million residents is a huge city. We were surprised that it did not feel as crowded as we were anticipating. Certainly being met by a guide and having our own driver helped us avoid the worst problems of commuting about. We were impressed to hear that the 17 lines of the train system in Shanghai can handle upwards of 30 million passengers a day.
The photo at the top of the blog is of The Bund, which was the European centre of Shanghai along the Huangpu River starting in the 1920’s. It was returned to its former state in the last 30 years.
Stay tuned as we continue our adventure in China. Despite challenges with internet access we will endeavour to continue sharing on our post here and on Instagram @peterpecksen.