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Q: Hello! Is it easy to find shoeshine places in Shanghai?

I will be visiting SH shortly. * If yes, can you recommend some places in the downtown/

Nanjing E. Rd. area,etc? * Please go into detail re. locations.

 

Thank you,

Mr. shoeshine

6 years 40 weeks ago in  General  - Shanghai

 
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I am here more than 1 year and I did not see any single one yet. maybe they hide themself from me.smiley

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Because I am not fluent in Chinese, I always show Chinese what I want. When talking to butchers and buying meat on outside market, I sound like a caw, pig or sheep: meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Butchers always give me piece of meat according to my sound. Sometimes, they even greet me with: hrrkhrrkhrrkhkhrrrkhr.

 

You could easy find shoeshine place in Shanghai, but you must hit the road with shoe brush in you hand. Just make few strokes with brush over your shoes.

I am sure, if Chinese get the point of your Q, they will direct you to the right place.

 

If Chinese offer you to clean their shoes instead, your 'Chinese' is not good enough, and  you should take extra afternoon lessons.

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No idea about Shanghai, but in my little town, you can find the people with the portable shoe shine kit/box waiting outside the bus station or roaming around any outside open-air type restaurants.

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