Visiting Hongkou in Shanghai was fun. The gift shopkeeper, the guards, and the administrative officers were all so knowledgeable about Chinese Jewish history. I am writing an opinion article on HongKou. (coming soon!)
In the meantime, intensive Mandarin classes finished and I finally booked train tickets to Zhengzhou (郑州), capital of Henan* (河南) province. Henan is notable for its historical importance; namely Kaifeng* (开封) was China’s capital during the Song Dynasty (宋朝). It will be a six-hour train ride from Shanghai to Zhengzhou. I am going headquarter myself in Zhengzhou and take daytrips to Kaifeng, Shaolin Si, and Luoyang. This should be a good trip. I will be blogging in realtime so hope you will follow me next week! Until next time!
*Random Factoids/Chinese Lesson:
- 开封 or Kaifeng means Open and Close literally. To break open a seal…
- 河南 or Henan means South of the River literally. A province south of the River (Yellow River)