Art of the Journey

Touch Down at HongQiao

Richard Whillas

Posted on May 17 2014

After the dusty and dry climate of Mongolia, the slightly humid Spring air in Shanghai was a welcome change. I flew in from Ulaanbaator via Beijing and arrived at Hongqiao airport.   

Shanghai, one the world's most populated cities topping 23 million people, has had a rich and colourful past as the domain of adventurers, drug runners, swindlers, gamblers, tycoons, missionaries, gangsters and backstreet pimps. What began as a seaport village in 751 is now modern metropolis, drawing people in with its seductive mix of tradition, sophistication and possibility.

I was there to meet a French tailor that I'd heard about... but who knows what could happen along the way?

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