Shanghai French Concession – A Nearly Wordless Post

by torontogirlwest on January 11, 2014

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After the conclusion of our dumpling tour, the Husband and I spent several hours wandering through the beautiful tree-lined streets of the French Concession (so named as this part of Shanghai was an official French settlement from 1849-1946). Once again during this walk, I found myself confronted with the feeling that I had been in that part of Shanghai before. Sure, I was walking through the streets of China but everything from the markets, to the formal French gardens, and the architecture reminded me of the Paris I love.

And so I quickly came to the conclusion that if I were to live in Shanghai, I would choose to call the French Concession home.

With daydreams of expat life floating in our head, we called it an early night. The next day would see us board a train and head to the small Chinese city of Qufu; a place that would surprisingly become my favourite stop in our whole trip through China.

 

Question: If you were to live the expat life, where would you live? To be honest, I’m not sure I could choose! There are so many places in this world that I would love to call home!

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Sharon January 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Joe & I lived in Prague for a year as expats many moons ago. It was an incredible experience. If we were to do it again I think Japan would be cool or maybe even Europe again. We never made it to Paris and I would love to see Switzerland as well.

Your pics are fabulous. They really capture the culture!
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Toronto Girl West January 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

You lived in Prague!??!?! How very cool!!! :) I never made it to Prague – I lived in Paris during the times when you needed a visa to visit the Czech Republic and I frankly didn’t bother to go through the hassle. It’s on my future must-visit list!

Also, you’d LOVE Paris! Ditto for Switzerland – but I’m sure Andrea has told you that!

And lastly, thank-you for the compliments on the pictures. It means an awful lot! :)
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