I thought our T Train (mis)adventure was the unnerving and jittery experience that we had in China, but taking the subway station in Shanghai during rush hour on our way back was far worse than I expected.

this is the heavy passenger traffic
during New Year's Eve at subway station

As the train pulled into People's Square station we stood up on the door preparing to exit, but as soon it opened we were caught by surprise and found ourselves pushed and prodded down by hastening commuters flooding the door. I kept a firm hold on HB's right arm like a powerful leech. I was terrified that I might collapse in suffocation as we fought through tumultuous vortex of locals to get out of the train. We were being crushed and unable to move. Everyone was like fighting for their lives to board and to disembark the train. Imagine, we saw a man who was not supposed to get off but was forcibly driven out of the vehicle. hahaha

THANK GOD, WE WERE ABLE TO GET OUT IN ONE PIECE. I've never in my life experienced anything like this.

crowds were like mushrooms popping up everywhere

Only one word that could fit to describe the scene, DIABOLICAL! Honestly because of this incident, I now have a slight fear of crowds.

If you're in Shanghai, just remember to keep away during RUSH HOURS to avoid dealing with the traffic surge.

Now, don't say I never warned you. ;)

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  1. I hate crowds too. You did a good job in capturing the moment with your camera in the middle of those crowds

  2. Hi Asian Traveler!
    Sorry I couldn’t visit you for the last two weeks! I’m trying to catch-up and see the wonders you have around!

    So, I see one has to take some measures before getting into trains in Shanghai; thanks for the info... ;)
    The girls in the picture look great; and not worried with the congestion... ;)

    Meanwhile, one of the most beautiful Forts in India waits you and your comments at Blogtrotter: – The Amber Fort! Enjoy and have a great week!


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