My normal commute to the office in Shanghai is often a battle. I rarely get a seat on the bus or subway, and there isn't a day where I am not pushed or shoved in some way or another.
As the Spring Festival is now upon us, many of the migrant workers have already left Shanghai to return to their families. This has made moving around Shanghai a very pleasant experience. During the last 3 days I have managed to get a seat on both the subway and bus on both legs of my commute….I cannot recall this ever happening before!
So if you want to travel and visit Shanghai, take my advice and do it during the Spring Festival your experience will be so much better.