Postcard from Shanghai
Spent a fortnight over Easter in Shanghai,
as a visitor at Fudan University
Played ping pong with students.
Had a ride on the maglev to the airport. As one of the websites say, it is mainly for show since the ride is only 8 min. It is impressive though, goes up to 430 km/h, quite an experience.
This is the Oriental Pearl Tower which is 468m high
and the Bund from above
It has a transparent floor, very unsettling to walk on
Here people are paying to get beaten up.
Cheng Huang Temple
We visited Chairman Mao’s former residence in Shanghai
He was quite a poet, as was his son.
Juxtaposition of old and new.
They have a wonderful canteen at Fudan. Here is part of the breakfast offering.
Xiao long buns.
Crab roe and vegetables.
I saved the best for last, pig face jerky - quite a delicacy.
Thanks to the hospitality of my host, Professor Wang, and his students, particularly Mr Li and Mr Chen, I had a great time in Shanghai. This is the first opportunity I have had to explore this beautiful city. I look forward to my next visit.