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Travel diary: Shanghai

View from the Bound

Oriental Pearl Tv Tower - Pudong

Skyscrapers – Pudong

JinMao Tower – My hotel, Grand Hyatt – Pudong

Typical Chinese decorations

Old City

Contrasts: skyscrapers and typical ancient Chinese architecture

View down through the glass floor of the Observatory – 492 meters hight – Shanghai World Financial Center – Pudong

Yuyuan Garden – Old City

View from my room at 77th floor of the Grand Hyatt, JinMao Tower - Pudong
I apologize for the slow down in posting up but, as I already told you in the previous post, the connection with the West part of the world is very hard. However here it is a short report of the six days spent in Shanghai. It’s a futuristic megalopolis crossed by a picturesque river and torn between future and past. Near the imposing and shining skyscrapers, there are some districts that seek to preserve their ancient history. It’s a city by sharp contrasts, very different from Beijing. Next stop will be Bangkok, where I hope to have an easy access to all my web resources.

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Mi scuso per la lentezza nella pubblicazione dei post ma, come vi avevo già anticipato nel post precedente, la connessione con la parte occidentale del mondo risulta molto difficoltosa. Comunque ecco qui un breve resoconto dei sei giorni trascorsi a Shanghai. Si tratta di una megalopoli futuristica attraversata da un suggestivo fiume e combattuta tra futuro e passato. Accanto agli imponenti e luccicanti grattacieli vi sono quartieri che cercano di mantenere intatta la loro storia millenaria. E’ una città dai contrasti stridenti, molto diversa da Pechino. La prossima tappa sarà Bangkok, dove spero di avere maggior accesso a tutte le mie risorse web.