China, day 1: Arriving in Shanghai

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We arrived in Shanghai. We even made it to the hotel, against all odds, and unlike Michelle’s luggage.

Time for emergency food. We poke our head into the Jing’An shopping mall food court because it’s the first thing we see, and we turn out to be lucky.

We take a longer walk through the French Concession, strolling randomly along the beautiful tree-lined streets. First impressions: Shanghai is extremely clean, and surprisingly quiet. There’s not a whole lot of traffic, and almost all scooters as well as many cars are electric and zip by silently. We discover a beautiful, 1930s style cocktail bar and celebrate having arrived.

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