TRAVELS / Shanghai

Here is the first (and quite picture overloaded) post about our travel experience. Like I told you HERE we went to Shanghai, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As I took (like I always do) way too many pictures I decided to separate them in three posts. So, enough with the talking. Let's see some things here.

We went to all different kind of places to see as much of Shanghai as possible. Here, we went to Xin Tian Di, a really nice area with a lot of restaurants but unfortunately full of tourists and whenever you have enough of Chinese food - go there! They have Italian, Greek and all sorts of European food.

Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di

Xin Tian Di

Another one of the touristy places in Shanghai is Old Town. A small area where houses from former times were rebuilt. The houses look really beautiful but again, everything full of tourists - in a city with around 24 million people living it's hard to find a place without people. We thought we would find it in the Yu Gardens but no. Also very crowded.

Old Town

Old Town

Yu Gardens

Yu Gardens

When in China - go see a Buddha Temple. We went to the Jade Buddha Temple a little away from the hectic life in Shanghai's city center. It was very idyllic and beautiful seeing people praying with their whole body and the atmosphere was very holy and peaceful.

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

After a while we had enough of people running into us to we decided to go up in the air. To be precise: We went on the observatory deck of the Jinmao Tower. From there we had a wonderful view including this tower that people call 'the bottle opener' and it's pretty obvious why.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

View from the Jinmao Tower

View from the Jinmao Tower

View from the Jinmao Tower

View from the Jinmao Tower

Walking out of the Jinmao Tower this is your first view - pretty nice and clean, right?

For me Shanghai is the city with the most rooftop bars I've seen so far. And it feels like we saw most of them. Pretty much every hotel has one and they are just gorgeous! Decorated with care and love for details each and every rooftop bar was just breathtaking.

Indigo Hotel - rooftop bar

Indigo Hotel - rooftop bar

Indigo Hotel - rooftop bar

Indigo Hotel - rooftop bar

Tian Zi Fang is a really cute area with a lot of artists and creative people. It feel like you're walking through New York's Soho. A lot of small streets and colour everywhere. I could have stayed there forever.

Tian Zi Fang

Tian Zi Fang

Here is another amazing restaurant (of course with rooftop bar) we went to. It's called LOST HEAVEN and after you filled yourself with delicious food you can enjoy an amazing view with really comfortable couches and cocktails. That's at least what we did and I can really recommend it.

Restaurant Lost Heaven - rooftop bar

Restaurant Lost Heaven - rooftop bar

another temple in the middle of Shanghai

another temple in the middle of Shanghai

A small Italian restaurant on the Bund

A small Italian restaurant on the Bund

Two of the most important streets in Shanghai (and great for shopping and food tours) are Nanjing Road with a lot to see and the Huaihai Road with the French concession where the opportunities for shopping and eating seem to have no end.  

IFC Mall Shanghai

IFC Mall Shanghai

This is my last picture from Shanghai taken at the airport before our flight to Dubai in an A380 from Emirates Airlines. What an amazing flight experience!

The next travel post will be about Dubai - so stay tuned for more! #mytravelsinlife