Out of the 10 metro lines in the Shanghai metro system there are 2 lines I try to avoid like stinky tofu, line 1 and line 2. As with stinky tofu you think you know where they are serving it up on the street and avoid but there are times you either forget or a new place appears. Same with line 1 and 2, I avoid but this morning my meeting required me to take line 1. Could I have taken a taxi? Well, yes but that would require getting one during the rush hours and how long it would take, hard to say so better to metro. UGGH!
Line 1 was as I remembered, it didn’t disappoint, full cars when it pulls into the station, pushing, and spooning with strangers. What a way to start the day.