on my 3rd day in shanghai , i decided to walk from the apartment to the office. the office staff said this will take 40 minutes, but my boss said 20 minutes. and according to the taxi receipt it’s 3.5 km.
i tried to check google map, but the map is written in chinese. i can’t follow the taxi route because some of the roads are one way road. it was raining lightly, the temperature was colder than the previous day, but i decided to just walk. if i lost, i just can take taxi.
and yes, i was lost. i got into a family mart (kind of 7/11) and asked for direction by showing the office address in chinese. the lady in there only spoke chinese and tried to show me the direction. i followed her direction, and finally i reached the office.