Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm Back with Photo Stories to Tell! :D


Hey pretty gals! I'm finally back!!!! I know I confused some of you who thought I arrived because of my scheduled posts and I've been checking my blog once in awhile at my brother's place! Thanks for all the well wishes for my happy travel. It was really a fun trip and I had a wonderful time with Keith and my family.

This won't story telling as I don't want to bore all of you, but I'll include some photos to show you what fun I had!!! I didn't shop much on make-up or beauty stuffs as you gals know, everything "imported" in China is more expensive. I've had a blast trying out their food though and enjoying the wonderful colder season of 19-24 degrees. Winter time is almost near in China! But since I got there during their Public Holidays, boy is the large city CROWDED!!!! To see is to believe, I"ll show you with some photos ...so read on :D

Here's the wonderful fully-furnished apartment my brother rented for a week for us to stay. Sorry we had everything laid out the moment we arrived, LOL the OC-ness in me wanted to hang all my clothes!





We traveled a lot by bus, subway, taxi and of course...on foot! Everywhere in China, you have to walk. I'm traveling with my mom and dad and they're not getting any younger, so we always started out with adventures of taking the subway and bus then always end up night time taking the cab.

Here's a photo of me and my brother Nap (who's living in Shanghai) buying subway tickets. People DO line up but they tend to take a peek on what you're doing LOL Privacy is nothing I guess!




After a couple of blocks from the subway station, there's a famous street food area selling different delicacies. Trust me, it's not only crowded but I can smell the "STINKY TOFU" :( :( :(


Dumplings, Bread, Squid, Stinky Tofu, Egg Tarts, you name it, they got it all in this street!
And people are lining up to get to the Stinky Tofu (I can still smell it at the moment I'm typing this lol)



That's me paying for my "Japanese Samurai Balls" and Egg Tarts
Eldest Bro Stephen is lining up for HIS stinky tofu! lol



This is a milder version of an Original Stinky Tofu
Hubby and Bro tried it, I just can't :( No matter how much I love tofu




And here's a yummy egg tart!
The best egg tart I've tried in Shanghai is from Lilian Cake Bakeshop!



We walked the whole afternoon, then did a couple of stopovers, (meaning eating, drinking coffee) because my dad is having a hard time walking far. We're quite lucky we were able to take a cab to the People's Square then to The Bund area.

I've never seen a lot of people in my life and I've never been pushed around like that :( :( :( But the site was worth it though!


Here's to show how crowded this place is and it's already 9pm. We stayed in this area around an hour!





A closer look of the Oriental Pearl Tower



Opposite side is The Bund
I love the lights
Shanghai is definitely a city of lights!



We love playing around and I'm always game! I'm NOT near the garbage can! LOL


Such a nice city with lovely architecture!
Shanghai is a mixture of OLD and Modern China!


With Mom and Dad
Stephen (eldest bro) and Mr. & Mrs. Askmewhats :P


There's so many buildings and sites!
I kept on looking for the building where Tom Cruise jumped for Mission Impossible
and it's near the JinMao Tower





At Shanghai Times Square
It looks almost the same as HK Times Square but 2-3 times bigger!

In the middle is Nap (my Architect bro who's living in Shanghai)



I'll update more as soon as I have more energy to resize the photos! :)
I missed everyone!
Have a great day!!!!

22 comments:

  1. Glad you had a wonderful vacation Mr. and Mrs. Askmewhats! :)

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  2. Ooo it looks like you had fun!

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  3. Mmmmm I miss me some stinky tofu!!! Hahaha, my bf couldn't stand it, oh wellz, I forced kiss him after eating it anyway, muahahaha~

    I love Shanghai, this makes me to want to go again sometime soon!!

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  4. Okay, I like LOVE your Mom. She is such a doll. I can't wait to hear about all of your stories. Tell me more about stinky tofu. What's in it? Interestiiiing. I loved looking at the photos and I hope you have a dozen more. I feel like I visited Shanghai too!! Love you and so glad you're back!

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  5. Wow! what a fun vacation. :) and yes, lookin at the pics makes me experience shanghai too.. and i con't know what stinky tofu is but i think i smell it as i read your post. :) LOL!

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  6. Welcome back! Glad you enjoyed the trip :-)

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  7. Shanghai is beautiful! That's where my family is from, but I've never been to China before. Stinky tofu smells sooooo bad, but I love eating it! lol

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  8. Glad that you're back nikki! Those tarts look yummy!

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  9. Haha, stinky tofu! I remember watching the show Bizarre Foods, and the host tried eating some, but couldn't manage to swallow it all. Looks like you had a great trip! I would love to visit there somedday.

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  10. I don't miss Shanghai, cause when I was there it was FREEZING. But looking at your pictures make me miss Asia. I can't wait to go back! This time it'll be warmer hehe

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  11. wow sanghai china is soOoo beautiful!! omg... i wanna go there.. china is a big place.. n i wanan go in every citi but i dont think thats goin to happen lol

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  12. Awwww....seems like so much fun. Shanghai is definitely on my travel list!!!! I've never taste stinky tofu before. You should have tried it to let us know how good it tastes, twin!!! LOL

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  13. :( i wish i had some time off too :( :( i guess i won't travel to anywhere till next may or so due to some changes in my job contract. sigh. :(

    btw, stinky tofu really stinks. i had it once and i vomited. it was really like putting shit into my mouth

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  14. that definitely looks like a lot of fun! i heart a lot of Chinese food myself. glad to have you back!!! :)

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  15. Welcome back! It looks like you had a wonderful time. I'd been to Shanghai a while back but it was a very rushed trip. I'd love to go back again some time.

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  16. Welcome back! It looks like you had a blast in Shanghai! :)

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  17. how fun! i wish i could travel more often

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  18. i'm sooo jealous! i want a vacay too! haha!

    looks like you had a great time. i love the photos. and look at all the food!

    can't wait for your goodies! :)

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  19. Welcome back! Looks like you had a great time.

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  20. What a trip!

    Arghhh I love egg tarts very much, it makes me feel hungry now! :(

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