Shanghai, ah, Shanghai

The first photo is Niu Rho Mian – beef meat noodles- flavorful broth and tender meat ( near Zenning road, at Jiangsu road station ) – met Hal, who had lived here in Shanghai for number of years – gave me the location The independent maxim – crowed place, go and eat!

The second photo is the inside of Line 2 metro ( connecting the airport to midtown and east Xinging. Long cars (similar to what I have noticed when I got on the metro in London at near shepherd’s Bush/ Piccadilly) : Washington DC does not have long cars like these.

The third photo is Pudong/ Shanghai PVG airport

Very smooth and neat metro 🚇 .

People are not rushing, kind, keeping to themselves and on their mobiles !

Metro – long cars .. 3 day pass 45 Yuan around 7 dollars ( agent about 45 mind in metro – underground .. still LTE and strong cell signal – almost instantaneous chat IM to Mark in Washington DC – 11,000 km in millisecond… approaching the speed of light !

Some folk are with nose and mouth masks but the are in a very small minority, almost beguilingly negligible ( well, beguiling because of the ‘news’ I heard in USA about how polluted Shanghai is ) .. people look fairly health , clean skin ,

All are in wide variety of jackets, light parkas,

Majority of folk are young and smart looking

Temp is cold around 7 degrees centigrade around 45 degrees Fahrenheit ( Friday, January 19th around 11:00 am Shanghai time )

Yuyuan road, Zenning road, Jiangsu road area neat with no trash, little mom and pop stores and easygoing vehicular traffic. And surprising of all no honks ! ( I heard maybe one or two in a few hours I spent here)

Near universal thing observed on the metro : It’s the same everywhere I suppose – giggling young girls showing photos to each other ! In Shanghai, Hyderabad or Washington DC

Happy journeys to you all my friends