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Shanghai and Small Mercies

Just arrived in Shanghai this afternoon and checked in to a lovely hotel on the The Bund and overlooking the Huangpu river. You see the view from my room above. Quite nice. First impressions of Shanghai is nothing short of “wow” mixed in with “oh shit!” and an occasional “daaaaamn!”. Let me explain: From the air, the city looks very modern as evidenced by the factories, parcels of land, channels, and other man made structures. Tidy, …

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