Shanghai

I went to visit my grandma in late august. She is 90 already, still very healthy physically too! even though she remembers me as a 10 year old girl, i still love her to bits.

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It was avery short trip, and I met up with two friends while I was here and they brought me out to eat, play and eat again in Shanghai.

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My favourite place was the Zhujiajiao Ancient Village, it is Shanghai’s Little Venice. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.

There are many treasures in this little village, small art and jewellery shops filled with unique hand made pieces and old Chinese clothing. In these stores, you can even find pieces that have been passed on from generations. It is something you can’t touch or feel from googling at home. You can also observe and feel the culture of what the people do in their daily life.  However, it has become more and more commercialised with Starbucks and fast food chains in order to suit the tourists.

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It has been a truly remarkable trip since the last time I went was more than 10 years ago and I don’t have much memory of it.

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