China Part 1- Shanghai

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As you may know,  I just got back from my trip to China last week.  Yes, I am still trying to get my sleeping schedule back to normal.  I tend to fall asleep at 7pm and then wake up at 3am.  But, it is starting to get back to my usual sleeping patterns slowly but surely.  
Anyway, my trip to China was absolutely AMAZING.  It was hands down the best trip/experience of my life so far! Honestly, life changing.  I see the world through an entirely different outlook on so many different things.  I’ll split this up into three parts.  One for each city that we visited.  The first city will be Shanghai.
Let’s start with the 14 hour flight.  To be honest I thought it would be a lot worse than it actually was. The flight went by super quick.  I think it may have to do with the immense amount of movies that Delta provides you with on their long flights.   I watched Saving Mr. Banks, Philomena, Despicable Me 2, American Hustle and Great Gatsby.  All awesome movies by the way!
We were in Shanghai before we knew it!
Our hotel was in the historic part of Shanghai, so the buildings were much much older looking than downtown Shanghai.  Here is a little fruit and vegetable stand on the side of the road.
One thing I definitely took for granted back at home was tap water.  It wasn’t until I couldn’t brush my teeth with tap water, get ice in my drink and fill up my water bottle whenever I please.  The good news for us was the bottled water was only about $.32 a bottle.  However,  I will never buy bottled water again unless necessary because we have perfectly fine water.
This was my breakfast the first day.  The Chinese seem to do a more savory breakfast as most people were eating salads and vegetables.  Here I have pineapple, dumpling, noodles and a purple potato.
People doing Tai Chi next to our hotel in the morning.
Part of downtown Shanghai.
Pearl tower.
Downtown Shanghai.
We had a business meeting earlier in the day with the company that runs the show and we got to go to the Baking convention.  Here they had everything related to baking including, machines, packaging and design tools.  I also tried green tea ice-cream. Delicious!
Top of the Shanghai World Financial Center.  432 meters high!
Such a cool view!
House at the water village.
Boats at the Water village.
Water village was so beautiful.
More water Village.
Tried some lychee from this fruit market. Tastey!
Ended our last night in Shanghai with a boat cruise along the river to see the city in lights!
Shanghai was amazing! It was very cool to see how modern the city center actually is!
Next up Xi’an! 


  1. Jessie Gipe

    June 4, 2014 at 10:01 am

    China has always been a country I’d love to visit. One thing I noticed since living in Asia, is that water is very very cheap. Also, hotel buffets are unlike anything you really see in the States. Such a wide selection of foods you wouldn’t think about eating firs thing in the morning. Haha! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures 🙂

    • Amanda Lizz

      June 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      If you ever get the chance, go! It was absolutely amazing 🙂