She's on her way up; really impacting the skyline these days.
More than just one big city, Shanghaii is ringed by other big cities forming one giant metropolis. Almost like a megacity interwined with the other cities. An urban cluster is a better description.Yup being in Manhattan for the first time is surreal, like living in a movie or a dream. It lives up to all expectation.
No other place is quite like it bar maybe Hong Kong but HK hasn't got that 'living in a dream' quality. Shanghai is impressive too but it lacks the impact and really jut feels like a big city. NYC is so familiar it's scary, so many famous buildings. The buses the streets the sights and smells. It's so captivating, on my first trip I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real.