Another post inspired by my fellow coworkers.  More like I was forced into it.  Ok, then you are probably saying you can’t be “forced”  writing anything.  Fair enough.  I was “encouraged”, “persuaded”, “conned” to do this.  I am just being difficult because I really don’t know what to write about the french concession area in Shanghai.

There are a lot of expats….??



During the 1930s-1940s, there was an area within Shanghai that was “foreign concession” area.  Meaning the area belonged to a foreign country.

Which country?

Well..it’s called the french concession…..

Yep. This was during the time when China was dominated in all aspects of life.  Military, Economy, Drugs, way of life.  Etc.  A lot of places were “loaned” out to other countries.

It wasn’t a pretty time, I presume for the Chinese.

But it’s also what makes this area unique.  And filled with expats.


Those are not expats, but just trust me on this one.


There’s also a lot of galleries and historical sites.  I didn’t take much pictures of the sites because most of them were buildings, behind a gate.  The gate was locked. I was not able to get through the locked gate.  As such, if I uploaded a picture of the site you will just see a gate.

And that would be no value add to this post.

Talking about value adding, my lovely coworkers like to match colors when they go outside.


Don’t look at me, I don’t have any answers…. (it’s purple by the way).  The camera is playing tricks on you.

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