I have a few more stories about Shanghai. I figured everyone is on vacation mode now. And since we’re staying home for Easter (we always do), I have time to clean up and catch up on some stories. This is about one of my favourite areas in Shanghai – the French Concession.
Our first few days, we maximized whatever we could see and learn about the French Concession. We thought we had seen all there is to the French Concession when we visited Tianzifang. But my husband was still determined to see more of the tree-lined streets and quaint shops – those of the not too touristy kinds. We met up with my friend Lylah Juinio, who’s been an expat living in Shanghai for many years. She took us around the area she lives in.
The French Concession was established on 6 April 1849, when the French Consul to Shanghai, Charles de Montigny, obtained a proclamation from the Governor (Daotai) of Shanghai, which conceded certain territory for a French settlement. (Wikipedia).
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