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    First contact with Shanghai: sensorial responses to atmosphere, spatial layout, food.

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    VISION OF THE DAY

    The weather in Shanghai is nice, sunny, hazy, 10-15 degrees. There's no heating in the buildings, so it will feel colder than it is (the hotel rooms will be warm, so don't worry). Dress accordingly. Furs aren't usually worn. There will be rain later this week. Exchanging USD and Euros and withdrawing money from international bank cards won't be a problem. Note, though, that as this is not a tourist economy vendors don't accept currencies other than Chinese yuan. Everyone will be able to buy SIM cards and long-distance calling cards in Shanghai. Just in case, though, enable roaming. Bring any medicines you might need, including stomach/headache/flu/cough remedies; when you need a pharmacy it's never there. China uses all kinds of electric plug standards, except the British three-prong. Russian devices will be alright, but a round-prong to flat-prong converter could be useful. Practical advice about Shanghai from Katya Knyazeva, Shanghai-based Russian journalist and photographer.

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