You know that feeling when you just need to get away (far away!) from the regular grind?
I was lucky enough to do that!
I wanted to share my memorable recollections from my recent trip to Shanghai, China. It was a that trip that was long overdue, relaxing & meaningful.
The authentic food, the aroma of spices, the shopping and the amount of people – it was all new to me yet it felt so relatable. I was fortunate enough to be able to take it all in with no expectations or fears, it allowed me to see what the city had to offer. A trip I can definitely see happening again & again in this lifetime.
3 things I’ll take with me from this trip:
-There are a lot of nice people in the world, you just have to be a nice person yourself and expect nothing in return.
-Be grateful for your current situation even if it doesn’t make any sense. You’re in this very moment for a reason, even if it’s just to be and breathe.
-Bring tissue everywhere you go!
And yes…I did see the sun.
The view from Ayi’s condo in the A.M.
One of the many pristine malls with several floors!
Parkson at the mall, equivalent to a Macy’s
Bruce Lee M&M, I had to!
The locals’ means of transportation; scooters, the subway, taxi or by foot! ( Super like!)
Bullet train to Suzhou (Must see more of this nature city when I come back)
The Bund the west bank of the Huangpu River
Detailed pagoda in Quibao
Didn’t seem like that many people at the time 😉
Xitang, Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province, where a part of Mission: Impossible III was shot
Just off the subways stops…
Yu Garden, a classical garden in downtown Shanghai. So pretty!
Loved their immense breakfast options at this one restaurant. Super affordable!
In Qibao Ancient Town you’ll find, fried shrimp & crab
Hot & Sour Soup, Tofu, Bok Choy, Veggie Dumplings and Spicy Squid (That squid! So freakin’ amazing!)
Potatoes and squid on skewers….
L to R: Eggplant, Dumplings and Cucumber with pork
The Jing’an Temple is a Buddhist temple on the West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China.
A definite must see city! Til next time!