This summer, I took my first trip to Asia - to Shanghai to be exact. Before arriving, I had an image of the city as very fast and chaotic, like New York or Tokyo perhaps. But in fact, it has a very relaxed feeling. The fashion there is quite loud at times, with some of the craziest shoes I have ever seen. My favorite area was the French Concession, where there are many cafes and boutiques and you can walk along the tree lined streets. One thing I was very worried about before coming was the cuisine. But there was quite a range of great restaurants and cafes from Italian to Japanese, and one I probably ate at 20 times was the Wagas cafe with a range of sandwiches, salads, and small entrees. On top of that, massages were $15! Way to de-stress! I also had the chance to hike the Yellow Mountains (which is where James Cameron got inspiration for Avatar)! It is truly breathtaking.
Enjoy the photos!