Fun fact: Shanghai has a population of over 20million while the population of Canada is 33million.
With the black rainstorm and long weekend the airport was overloaded and after sitting on the runway for a long time we were finally off to a bumpy ride. A 2.5hr flight turned into a 9hr trip from door to door.
Upon arriving at grandpa’s place I was greeted all the aunts and they had prepared a lot of home cooked food. After the meal the cousins took me downtown. This street is usually packed shoulder-to-shoulder but it was raining so heavily that we were the only silly people walking around. hehe.
I had 3 cousins to guide me around the city and eat good stuff. I had asked them to take me to see the old stuff, the older the better.
Mom had told me not to buy food from the street side vendors but I had to disobey her. By the end of the 3rd day I had tried 53 types of local goodies!
Some of the interesting things in Shanghai like the way people walk around with their rolled up shirts (a mating protocol perhaps?!) and a shop that has a tree in the middle.
My cousin’s baby, she is so cute!
She is a solid build and kept asking to be picked up…
Love the customized motorcycle setup and family weekend excursions.
A local market. These areas are being slowly replaced by high rise buildings and indoor markets.
This is my ride in Shanghai, its got the U-shaped handlebars, 1 single gear and a massive basket. The next step is to have the cabin on the back!
In busy traffic the best method is to move in a predictable straight line despite the other moving objects on the radar. If you slow down the other drivers will have a hard time predicting your exact course and that can be very dangerous!
Before going to Shanghai I didn’t have any expectations except to see relatives. It turned out to be a great time to catch up with the cousins, eat from the street side vendors and also see different parts of this giant city. Too bad I had to leave so soon.