Slightly bored of learning characters today, I took a two-hour cycle to get to the banks of the Yangtze, on Shanghai’s northern periphery. Passing through the shipping ghetto, Fudan University’s puzzlingly empty-but-beautiful new campus and many scary highway junctions, I made it to a nature reserve on the banks of Asia’s longest river. This is the mouth of the river: from what I can glean from Baidu Maps, it’s about 15 km to the opposite bank.
Yangtze River, Baoshan District  |  宝山区长江岸边
15th May 2012  |  2012年5月15日

Slightly bored of learning characters today, I took a two-hour cycle to get to the banks of the Yangtze, on Shanghai’s northern periphery. Passing through the shipping ghetto, Fudan University’s puzzlingly empty-but-beautiful new campus and many scary highway junctions, I made it to a nature reserve on the banks of Asia’s longest river. This is the mouth of the river: from what I can glean from Baidu Maps, it’s about 15 km to the opposite bank.

Yangtze River, Baoshan District  |  宝山区长江岸边

15th May 2012  |  2012年5月15日