Winter break: Shanghai eats and more!

Winter break: Shanghai eats and more!

WADDUP SHANGHAI!

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.

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Handmade candies in 田子坊
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田子坊

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.

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巨鹿路
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巨鹿路

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.

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Banana cake dessert at Liquid Laundry
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Cocktail at Liquid Laundry

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…

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Famous Xiaolong bao place in Shanghai
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Xiaolong bao
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Smelly tofu
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I actually don’t know what these are…
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Potstickers
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Douhua (豆花) with soy sauce
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Glutinous rice cakes
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Not your generic American Starbucks
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城隍廟
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Assorted drinks

 

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桂花酒釀丸子 Mini gluitnous rice balls and osthumus in fermented rice wine OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Chinese yogurt milk

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Rêve de Soi cafe
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Tiramisu cake and coffee at Rêve de Soi cafe

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And, of course, the Bund at night
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