Hi friends! I am back from my amazing trip to Shanghai. I took over 500 pictures during my weeklong stay (don’t worry, I am not going to inundate you with all that). I do have a couple of posts lined up this week to recap my trip.
My bestie was a great tour guide. He planned out the week to give us a good feel of the entire city and experience as much of it as possible.
Shanghai is a beautiful city. It is big, frantic, fast-moving and reminded me a lot of New York City.
The skyscrapers are staggeringly tall and impressive. We had a vast view of the city from several points.
We went to Captain’s Bar one night and had a gorgeous view of the city!
Another day, we had tea on the 52nd floor of the Ritz Carlton. This overlooked the river and many historical sites.
Besides the staggering postcard images of the city, there was also so much to take in as far as culture, diversity and overall kookiness.
One of my favorite days was exploring Tianzifang, a quirky art district. We visited a few galleries and met some artists that were presently working.
One day we ventured to the outskirts of the city to visit Zhujiajiao, an older water city about 1 hour’s bus ride away.
Zhujiajiao was calm and peaceful, a nice change from the noise of the main city. We sat for some time on this bridge to meditate and talk.
Nanjing Road was another favorite spot. The nightlife was so vibrant and energetic. There are tons of bars, restaurants and shopping spots. I REALLY enjoyed watching the Chinese gather here to either dance or sing collectively.
Even though the city is fast, loud and bustling, we still found plenty of places to have meaningful conversations. We had so much to catch up on and there is something about traveling that inspires philosophical thought and discovery.
Next up: Shanghai; The Food
Nice tree pose Angie! But it looks like your foot in on your knee?!!?
Beautiful….just beautiful!!! Although the coastal pics remind me of Vancouver lol!
I am sure my form was all off, it’s always harder for to try poses wearing shoes 🙂
lol, I am just bugging! Went to a yoga class today, and she was emphasizing that very thing while in tree pose 😉 That’s the only reason I brought it up!
My Husband and I are dying to get to Shanghai as soon as we can! I cannot wait to read about all your adventures while there!
It’s a great city! Let me know if you have any questions about it.
I’m processing the over-500 pictures I took in Porto this week. I love the small town you visited and the bridge (bridges are an obsession of mine!).
great posts! i went to shanghai in 2011
AMAZING! love these photos! Looks like you had a stellar trip.
I definitely did! Thanks for checking them out.
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