A Weekend In Shanghai

Feature Pic Shanghai

Yup you read that right; my friend and I spent a weekend in Shanghai back in Sept. 2011 when I just started having a full time job.  In need of a break, we decided to spend a weekend in Shanghai to destress, be young, and have fun.

Since this is a post that’s done more than 4 years after my trip, the exact stuff I’ve done is a bit hazy.  Instead, I’ll put up pictures and a bit of description of what these pictures represent.

Maybe it’s just me, but I found the Shanghainese people to be direct and aggressive sometimes, at least for the people I met.  Not all of them, maybe a few, some of them were really nice to us of course.

Anyway I am not sure how well their English was since we were speaking mainly Mandarin with them, so of course I suggest going there with someone that speaks Mandarin as well!

IkeaUpon arriving, came across an IKEA along the way.

Shanghai

ShanghaiYears ago, branded cars were luxuries.  Now, as my friend from Shenzhen told me, Audis are considered common / lower class, just like the days when even secretaries in China would have Louis Vuittons.

Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai

ShanghaiIn a Shanghai hotel

Xin Tian DiXin Tian Di – where there were many restaurants and bars

Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian DiAn alleyway in Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di

Green MassageGreen Massage – back then I haven’t had many massage experiences… so when I went for this one it hurt like hell.  Actually even today, when I get massages, usually it hurts a lot for me.  Near Xin Tian Di.

Green MassageInside Green Massage

Xin Tian Di RestaurantInside a restaurant in Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di Restaurant

Xin Tian Di RestaurantXiao Long Bao

Xin Tian Di RestaurantSour Spicy Soup

Xin Tian Di Restaurant

Shanghai

Mid-Autumn Festival CelebrationWe went during Mid Autumn festival so they had some celebration going on.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

RichbabyRichbaby – a nightclub we went to

Richbaby

Old Town NanshiOld Town Nanshi

Old Town Nanshi

Old Town NanshiAs you can see, they even had American corporations like McDonald’s here.  Also Starbucks.

Old Town NanshiSnack Food shops

Old Town Nanshi

Old Town Nanshi

Old Town Nanshi

HSBC ShanghaiHSBC Shanghai

The BundAt the Bund.

ICBC ShanghaiICBC Shanghai

The Bund

Shanghai

Shanghai

ICBC ShanghaiICBC Shanghai

The BundEuropean style buildings

The Bund

The Bund

The Bund

Oriental Pearl TowerOriental Pearl Tower.  As you can see, many of my pictures are quite gray as the pollution was really bad there.

AIAAIA Shanghai

Bund Sightseeing TunnelBund Sightseeing Tunnel.  We took this to cross the other side of the river.

Bund Sightseeing TunnelInside.

Bund Sightseeing TunnelLike Space Mountain.

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

HSBC ShanghaiHSBC

Bank of China ShanghaiBank of China Shanghai

Circular RoadA pretty cool circular road.

Oriental Pearl TowerOriental Pearl Tower at night

IFC MallIFC Mall and a cool Apple store entrance

Oriental Pearl TowerJust before entering the Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl TowerAt the observation deck of the Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai

Shanghai

Ping An ShanghaiPing An Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghainese FoodDrunken chicken

Shanghainese Food

Shanghainese Food

Shanghainese Food

ChinglishChinglish fails >o<

ChinglishGoogle Translate for the win

ChinglishHahaha this one definitely takes the “short” cake though!

Late Night SkewersAlso at late night, there will be people selling skewers as well.  Really tasty!

Hope the next time I go, the pollution won’t be bad!  This is a good short trip from Hong Kong though, so I definitely am awaiting the next time to go there… and even practice my mandarin some more haha.

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