Shang-Hello! 3 Days in Shanghai

Shanghai is a vibrant modern city and so there’s so much to see, do and eat! Plus it was so nice to find somewhere with some warm sunshine which made a massive difference!

On the first day we had some free time to have a wonder around and saw a few malls and People’s Square (a park in the centre of town).

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People’s Square
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This kid is loving life in Shanghai!

On our little route around Nici, Tom and I found a little coffee shop called See What CafEX and we were drawn in by the fact that this place served toasties – we were massively missing cheese!!!! I also ordered a Raspberry Mocha which is officially my new favourite hot drink.

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Nici, Tom and I ❤

That afternoon we visited the properganda museum then went to a food hall for lunch – this was the moment that confirmed that this was a brilliant place to live. It was the highlight of my day – there was just so much good food!!!! All the exercise I’m getting is seriously not making up for the consumption of food.
We then visited another market (more shopping) – the only way I can describe it is that it was a Chinese Camden. It was very cool, easy to get lost in and sold lots of trendy things that no one really needs.

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Cakes in Food Court
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Every flavour popsicle!!!
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Market

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That evening we went on a big organised pub crawl which costs each of us £16 – with this being the most expensive activity of the trip we had big expectations and we were all looking forward to a night out! Within the cost of the ticket there were lots of drinks and shots throughout the night and a party coach to take us from bar to bar.

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Each club very different and somewhat surreal. The last one we ended up in just killed the evening – it’s Shanghai Fashion Week so I think all the ‘cool kids’ were out as every table was a VIP table with champagne and bouncers lurking everywhere. When I lost everyone in the club one bouncer didn’t take to kindly to me jumping up on a table and jumping from one to the next doing an ostrich pose in order to find people. He then attempted to remove me from the club til I  somehow managed to cry on que – he then rushed off to get me some tissues and became my bodyguard for the rest of the evening. Nice guy! But I clearly needed to call it a night.

The next day after a lay in Nici, Tom and I dragged ourselves out of bed and back to See What CafEX for the exact same order as the previous day. What I really liked about this was for a split second it felt like this was my life, my home and this was my local café – it’s interesting how it such a short space of time how close we’re all getting. It was nice to relax and reflect on the crazy night before.

That day we once again went for a wonder around YuYuan bizarre and also saw more of the amazing skyscrapers around the city. There’s just so much to see and I know we could have spent a week or so getting lost around the city. I genuinely do not know why more people don’t come to places like Shanghai – from the pictures I’ve seen of Dubai and my memory of New York this city just tops it!

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Huxingting Tea House is Yu Yuan Market
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Oriental Pearl Tower
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Breathtaking cityscape view of Shanghai

The following morning we were due to depart Shanghai at 8.30am, but Nici and I really wanted to see the main view in the day so we made the effort to get up early. Sadly a bit of a cast over morning but still worth seeing!

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Morning Shanghai!
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Shanghai cityscape at 7.30am

ShangBye!

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