a day in shanhai

China's flag
Asia » China » Shanghai
December 23rd 2009
Published: December 23rd 2009
Edit Blog Post


Crazy traffic, hop you can see the copper in the middle, woudnt be keen on that!!!
Well as you probably know i have been in china for a little while now, i have decided i am going to make a few observations about the Chinese and China itself...

First of all let me say that the Chinese are without doubt some of the most friendly, helpful people i have had the great pleasure to meet... (And the place is truly spotless and i thought jersey was clean!) However there are some “small” cultural difference between the Chinese and us good old Brits. Our well known love of queuing has not caught on so much in China, the method which i shall name “the push, shove and poke” is much more favoured, regardless of age, race or gender everyone falls victim!

And on to driving... it seems to me that the Chinese must believe that the car horn is truly essential to the movement of the vehicle, it must be used at least every 3.5 seconds in conjunction with much shouting and gesturing or the car would fail to move anywhere at all, however indicators are simply for decoration...

Moving on... spitting be it on the street, in a bar / restaurant, or on planes, trains and automobiles and let me stop right here and clarify what i mean by spitting. I do NOT mean a little piff to get rid of that bit of whatever in your mouth i am referring to the full on sniff, hack and splat method... is perfectly expectable behaviour, it is positively encouraged! Pissing and shitting in the street also does not seem to be a issue... However you dare to bit your nail in shanghai you just wait to see the looks you get!!

Off to Ziamen today to catch the boat to Piano Island... named for the amount of musicians to come from there...

much love


Additional photos below
Photos: 3, Displayed: 3


23rd December 2009

Glad you are having such a wonderful time there. Its miserable and cold and snowing here but I guess its cold there to. You have a very apt way of writing Paul - very good. Nail biting!!!! looks like to went to the wrong country love!!! Lots of love Moose xxx
23rd December 2009

I want it - please :)
please please please can i have the slower shutter shanghai shot blown up to canvas size to put in my bedroom - i love it!! ( but i might change my mind when you get home and i see all the rest :p )

Tot: 0.087s; Tpl: 0.009s; cc: 10; qc: 49; dbt: 0.0647s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb