Be Able to Visit Shanghai, China

Nov 17, 2015 by

Be Able to Visit Shanghai, China

Hey go-getters!

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.

Enjoy!

The view from Ayi’s condo in the A.M.

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One of the many pristine malls with several floors!

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Parkson at the mall, equivalent to a Macy’s

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Bruce Lee M&M, I had to!

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The locals’ means of transportation; scooters, the subway, taxi or by foot! ( Super like!)

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 Bullet train to Suzhou (Must see more of this nature city when I come back)

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The Bund the west bank of the Huangpu River

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Detailed pagoda in Quibao

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Didn’t seem like that many people at the time 😉

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Xitang, Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province, where a part of Mission: Impossible III was shot

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Just off the subways stops…

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Yu Garden, a classical garden in downtown Shanghai. So pretty!

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The Food! 

Loved their immense breakfast options at this one restaurant. Super affordable!

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In Qibao Ancient Town you’ll find, fried shrimp & crab

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Hot & Sour Soup, Tofu, Bok Choy, Veggie Dumplings and Spicy Squid (That squid! So freakin’ amazing!)

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Potatoes and squid on skewers….

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L to R: Eggplant, Dumplings and Cucumber with pork

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Familiar Chippy’s

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The Jing’an Temple is a Buddhist temple on the West Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China.

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A definite must see city! Til next time!

awgrat

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1 Comment

  1. Kim!

    What beautiful pictures. I can totally relate to your three take aways. I love adventure! I think it makes our goodness come out. <3

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