The last Shanghai story

#thisistheend #laststory #chinaadventure is #over I`m sitting in my chair thinking what would be the best post on my very last day in Shanghai, when these two housekeeping ladies enter my room. They ask me in Chinese if I need anything, and I find myself to understand their question. As you might imagine this doesn`t…

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Lunch and river walk

First day of the last three days of my trip. It was great actually. I felt inspired, motivated, and by the end also a little sad, but a good sad. Because my awesome summer travel/work trip is almost done, but new exciting things ahead of me. Today I was invited for a lunch with my…

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Shanghai I love you

My Chinese adventure is coming to the end very fast. I had an incredible balance between work and play. I had enough free days to enjoy Shanghai in all it`s glory, travel around, as well as enjoy the peaceful lazy days. I can`t imagine to spend my summer after graduating from university any better than…

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Tianzifang, my favourite place in Shanghai

If you happen to be in Shanghai you have to go to Tianzifang. You might think it is just another market. But it`s not. This place has an atmosphere. It transformed itself very recently from residential buildings known as  “shikumen” which literary means stone doors houses, to place were the “cool kids” hang out. It`s…

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Not so “Forbidden City”

The Imperial Palace which was originally built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was a home for The Emperor. The whole name is Purple Forbidden city. Ancient Chinese astronomers believed that the Polaris (purple star) is in the centre of heaven, and the Heavenly Emperor lived in a Purple Palace. Therefore the palace for the Emperor on…

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Great Wall of China is truly great

There are many different reasons why you choose your travelling destination. I have decided to go to Shanghai, because I`ve heard so many wonderful stories from my friends, who spend some time here before me. And I love stories of any kinds. Therefore my expectations were very high, and they are far far exceeded. China is…

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Qibao Ancient Town

After a month I think I know my way around Shanghai city centre fairly well. Today I went to the other side of the city to see if there is something different. I was told to go and see Qibao Ancient Town. From my previous post you could see that Shanghai is very modern city…

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One day in Shanghai

When living abroad for some time there is one (actually more than one) unwritten rule, and it is to say yes to (almost) everything. Because you should experience as much from the local culture as you can, and make memories which you`ll never forget. I was invited by my colleagues to spend a day with them and one…

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Bargain market at Yuyuan

Hello there, Time flies so quickly here with a lot of things happening every day. It is hard to believe that first month in China is officially behind me. Between my work days, and play days I had a chance to explore a lot from Shanghai, learn about its culture and I have met some…

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“Stranger” Hot Pot Restaurant

This definitely deserves an attention. Yesterday after cinema we were feeling a little hungry. We went to “Stranger” which is hot pot restaurant. These kind of restaurants are very popular in China, especially in big cities. What is hot pot? It is a hot stock in a metal pot. You can choose which flavour of…

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