Big Snow in Shanghai
20 Jan 2011
I say “big snow” because that’s the literally translation of the Chinese word for “heavy snow”: 大雪. And what we woke up to this morning in Shanghai is definitely a heavy snow for this part of China!
The Shanghainese aren’t used to the snow. This car, for example, drove out into traffic without even clearing its rear window:
Probably the weirdest thing to see, though, is the “snow sweeping”; the use of Chinese straw brooms to clear the snow. No, it’s not very effective, but no one has snow shovels.