Some members of the Shanghaiist team are about to embark on ambitious Chinese New Year’s expeditions. We wish everyone planning similar journeys a happy and safe trip. So you know what to look for, we’re starting a list of the three biggest threats to your life as the year of the rat begins.
1. The Cold: This year’s a cold one and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. See posting below.
2. Fireworks: This year is already off to a bad start (we resisted the powerful urge to say ‘bang’) in terms of firework related death and injury. They’re particularly dangerous in China.
3. Wild elephant attacks: A poor English teacher had to learn this one the hard way. We hope he’ll pull through. This particularly applies to those traveling in southern Asian regions.
–Carrefour stampedes. Always a serious risk.
Are we forgetting anything? Let us know.