Summer 2018

十一号:Sweat Central, Also Known as Nanjing

I don't like Nanjing. Never mind the fact that on both of my visits, dorm A/C has been either ineffectual or non-existent. Nanjing is a part of the world where good A/C is very important, or at least it is in the Summer. What in Shanghai is mostly-bearable musk becomes full-on sweat-drenching in the former capital (Beijing and Nanjing are two respectively Northern and Southern sides of the same coin, so to speak). (more…)

By TJC, ago
Summer 2018

十号:Shanghai, for the Fourth Time

I like Shanghai. It’s almost always slightly damp; in the Winter it reminds me of the UK (only warmer), and in the Summer there is occasional rain to take the edge off the heat. Failing that, there’s always A/C. It’s busy and it’s vast but there’s a metro station almost every other street corner, and any shop imaginable will be somewhere, if not where you expect. (more…)

By TJC, ago