Despite the rants above, I feel that Shanghai is definitely a wonderful city. So let me also draw a few positives I noted:
- People are always on knowledge mode i.e. observing and trying to learn anything and everything new.
- Folks are honest – perhaps one of the human measurable of a developed society.
- In the past week when I’ve traveled mainly by taxi, not a single curse word was thrown around in the roads.
- People seem to love children and don’t mind to show it out as well.
- People are least bothered by your appearance; so sea blue dye to your hair is completely okay around here.
In general there are a lot of things I’ve WOWed about since coming here:
- The MAGLEV – I am yet to travel by this; but what a great and audacious concept!
- A visibly better standard of living.
- The simple memory that a taxi driver, whom I may never know or meet again, decided to pay for the excess fare when he realized he made a mistake in understanding the address!
- No power cuts! Can you imagine?
But it’s just been two weeks. I do hope the city/ country lives up to similar standards throughout my stay here. There that’s done with. A thoughtfully crafted entry with a lot of bullet pointed lines about my first week in China! Keep watching this blog during the next couple of weeks. Travelogues upcoming!