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Posts Categorized / Knowledge and Experiences

Death-Defying Traffic in China

September 26, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences | by TofflerN

Traffic in Shanghai and Beijing, and presumably in all overcrowded megacities in China, is dangerous, maddening, frightening, bordering on death- defying. Due to lax enforcement, traffic laws are little more than suggestions and lanes no more than distracting lines on the street. The only regulator of traffic seems to be stop lights but motorscooters, bicycles, […]

Always so much to do in Shanghai: events & activities

September 25, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences, Tourism | by TofflerN

More and more friends and acquaintances are asking me what’s going on, what can we do this week, where to eat, and where to buy something (at least this one makes sense, given my company). I’m not sure why, maybe its because I’ve been here longer than many of them (shocking isn’t it, considering I’ve […]

Qibao — a Shanghai water town

September 24, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences, Tourism | by TofflerN

Since Shanghai is situated in a delta (the Yangtze Delta, to be exact) the natural landscape is extremely flat. Also because of its location on a delta and because people have been living in the region for hundreds of years, there are small ‘water towns’ in Shanghai’s suburbs and in the surrounding region. These water […]

How I’ve benefitted from going abroad

September 23, 2006 | Knowledge and Experiences, Learning through Foreign Cultures | by TofflerN

Ways that I’ve benefitted from spending time abroad: Independence: Spending significant time in time-zones vastly different from that of my parents’ has allowed me to develop into my own person. Without their nearness, I have become more independent, resourceful, and capable. I also now have my own aspirations, hopes, dreams, views, and opinions. Name Brands: […]