Although long overdue, this series will tell you about my recent trip to Shanghai and why I think my experience is surprisingly amazing! I came there with little expectation but left already wanting to come back 🙂
After spending a day in Disneyland, I checked in Novotel Shanghai Clover, a hotel located nearby. I took advantage of a special rate that I got from Booking.com and decided to stay a night there to rest and relax before I continued to explore Shanghai for the next couple of days. Guess what, I got an upgrade upon check in! YAYY!
The hotel was pretty, my room was awesome and I can tell you that I got the good night’s sleep that I needed. I would very much recommend this hotel if you are going to Disneyland Shanghai since they also provide free shuttle to Disneyland, the airport, and nearest metro station.
After checking out, I took the shuttle to the nearest metro – Jinke Road on Line 2 and went to my first destination of the day. Century Park.
Century Park is the largest park in Shanghai, and they are not joking when they say large. The park is huge! I did not even get to circle the whole area when I was there.
Wait, did I say that the park is beautiful too? It was very much beyond my expectation! The area that I was in had a lake in it so I could relax on a bench and enjoyed the view while having my lunch. It was really a much-needed change from the usual workday lunch-at-my-desk situation!
After Century Park, I went to my hostel, checked in, dropped my big backpack and went to Shanghai IFC mall to see the Oriental Pearl Tower. Too bad it was raining, but luckily it was not as cold as my first day in Disneyland and I came prepared with a raincoat.
While I was there, I also paid a visit to the iconic Apple store and just contemplating whether to buy that new iPhone 7 Red or not… (nah.. I did not :P).
And then my day ended with a warm dinner in a restaurant nearby. I did not know the name, but it has a bilingual menu in front of it so I went inside.
No, as much as I want to live a healthy life, unfortunately, I did not order “Keeping in good health fungus mushroom” nor did I order “pig hand desktop” hahaha..
Instead, I had a seafood noodle and it was delicious! Not sure if it’s actually a Chinese dish, but I can say that dinner that night was a success 🙂
So that concludes my second day in Shanghai. I’m going to stop this post right here and come back with more stories, soon! x