Over winter break, I visited Shanghai, a city I haven’t been to in almost ten years. Deciding to go there was actually kind of a last minute decision, but I figured, why not? I’ll be in Hong Kong for three entire weeks and I have a lot of free time. Selina and Karin, my two friends from Shanghai, were like, NAT COME COME COME IT’S GOING TO BE FUN. So voilà, I got my ass to Shanghai.
Shanghai is a beautiful hybrid of a city that is both old and contemporary. I love the aged, worn buildings that were modernized and renovated, without losing the nostlagia and flair from the old days. In some ways, Shanghai is almost like Hong Kong – metropolitan, vibrant, and busy – but Shanghai has a more historical taste to it, a hint of old China etched in the stone walls that line the streets, the anonymous red wooden doors, that marked the long-gone decades of Shanghai.
This is more of a photos post, a glimpse of what I ate and some of the places I’ve been to. The best part about this trip was the fact that I was able to meet up with my friends one-on-one, in groups, as well as wander around alone, therefore experiencing Shanghai in very different ways.
Actually, I take that back. The best part about the trip was that I could access Facebook in China – without a VPN. Don’t even ask me why, I guess my SIM card might have been a little sketchy…