I felt in love with shanghai even before visiting it, when I was reading Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, the book was very sad but beautifully written, I felt like I was walking with her in the old streets of shanghai and i was part of the narrative, from there Shanghai was instantly on my list of places I wanted to visit.
I Sincerely don’t know how to explain my Love for shanghai, I think shanghai is one of those cities that you either love it or you hate it, and in my case its love of course, back in 2010 my first time in shanghai I just felt in Love with this City, I barely had allot of time, we only went for 2 days for the Shanghai expo, during those 2 days and a half we did had time to visit the Yu Garden and stroll along the Bund, I was with my family and friends and we had a great time, I don’t know why I fell in love with this city so bad, but it’s the atmosphere, the streets, the air, the architecture, the food, the nightlife, its so colorful ,so diverse, there’s something for everybody, there is a vibe that just makes me instantly happy, since 2010 I always wanted to go back and experience this city again, since I didn’t get that much time the first time around, since than I went back a couple of times.
The Famous Yu Garden
One of the coolest bar/lounges i have ever been, you definitely need to check the cloud 9 in Grand Hyatt Shanghai.
My beautiful friend posing on our happy hour overlooking the Bund :)
Azul tapas & Lounge, was Unbelievable tasty
At the shanghai expo in 2010
What I love about shanghai the most is this contrast of the east and the west, those 2 worlds, that marry each other with perfection, its not like Hong Kong that I felt like I am in Europe instead of Asia, in shanghai its still Asia, you can feel that, but there’s also the presence of the western and you can choose whats more convenient for you,you have everything from both worlds, maybe this city has everything to do with my personality, I can be throw a pair of jeans, converses and a shirt and be in the Hutongs eating some xiaolongbao than thrown up a glamorous skirt and high Hells and go to a rooftop bar,sip some cocktail,the choices of what to do in this city are limitless, it doesn't matter how many times i go back i fall in love over and over again.