The gambling dens of Shanghai

On the previous post, I exposed the life of the Shanghainese in the Old City of Shanghai. As I was getting lost in the maze of back-alleys, it didn’t take more than a few minutes until I stumbled across a gambling den. More surprising, by the end of the day, I had visited six gambling […]

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The Old City of Shanghai

The Old City of Shanghai. While in town back in May, I set out for a trip in the traditional urban core of Shanghai, once defended by a strong wall, almost completely gone today. Vulnerable, the Old City is disappearing rapidly, large scale demolition giving way to skyscrapers, residential towers, and squeaky clean developments, while […]

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