Shanghai got it’s coldest since 35 years. Sunday 2016 01 24th minus 8 degree. You might think -8C is not THAAT cold. Well, this city’s humid cold lingers between your flesh and your bones. Add to this the fact that you don’t have a proper rest from cold until winter is over. In China, below a certain latitude there isn’t central heating —in the ’50 Mao drew a line under which it was banned— and good isolation looks like wasn’t top of mind when they spread houses like mushrooms in autumn.

I escaped the cold for the day in a party at a natural hot spring spa. The next day is a cliché.