Top 5 local food places so far

Ever since our arrival in Shanghai, we’ve had an empty fridge in our apartment with only a few snacks, soy sauce and some small breakfast items in the cupboards. And I have to say it feels pretty good not constantly having the pressure of making a shopping list, spending ages in the supermarket and then…

Street Life

One of the things I love about Shanghai so far is that even living so far out of the centre the city is always busy and vibrant with a multitude of crazy sights to absorb. People driving ridiculous scooters balancing anything from furniture to children and fruit, shops open all hours of the day and…

Shanghai Zoo

The first day we arrived into Shanghai I spotted a place I definitely wanted to go: the Shanghai Zoo! Last Sunday we fulfilled my little dream and walked to the zoo by foot as it’s not far from our compound. The entrance fee is very cheap – only 40RMB! First we went through the section with the…

Former French Concession

Yesterday, I visited the Former French Concession area for the first time and met one of my former Chinese class mates from university, who lives in Shanghai. I took the metro line 10 to Shanghai Library, which is a great starting point for the quieter area of the Former French Concession. Inside the metro station…

First weekend in Shanghai – Longbai & The Bund

On our first weekend in Shanghai, we started off with a guided tour in the morning through the district we now live in: Longbai. You can see its’ Korean influence especially in the Korean characters displayed above the various Korean restaurants. We’ve discovered yet another small market where you can buy all sorts of fish,…

Our first two days in Shanghai

That’s it – we made it! After having a mini panic attack at the airport and on the plane as we realised that we’re actually leaving the continent (which feels like moving to another planet) and an 11 hours direct flight, we finally arrived to Shanghai. So far, we love it! It seems to be…