Finding Old Shanghai
An Unmarked Corner On My Map
Shanghai was once known as ‘The Pearl of the Orient’, yet stepping off the plane I walked into a mash of Blade Runner, Gotham City and The Jetsons, with a touch of The Fifth Element thrown in for good measure.
The Maglev, the world’s fastest train, raced me from the airport to the city at 430 km/hr. At first, the train passed farms and fields, which rapidly became smaller…