Chinese New Year
Well, I think most of you who read about Shanghai or live here and are familiar with the Chinese New Year, know that it represents the largest migration in the world. As a result it the major cities in the country essentially empty out.
If you want to see what I mean and you are not in Shanghai these days, then take a look at the photos below. I took them when I left the office earlier this afternoon.
Then there was the metro station — Hanzhong Lu is usually busy as it gets – with multiple lines changing there….Well, not today – the place looked rather like a ghost town. Take a look yourself:
There you have it – millions of Shanghai residents have moved out – as Chinese New Year is the biggest family holiday in the country, people have gone home to see their families, parents, grandparents — so the city is kind of empty – which is also nice. Time to explore…!
More photos soon…..