Well, it has been a while since I posted anything on this blog! Haha. XD And because it’s rainy, I felt like going down on a trip to memory lane, and posting our Shanghai trip last 2014. Rae booked these tickets on whim. Well, that, and because it was only $160-ish(!!!) for the two of us, round trip. Awesome right ? 😀 But wait, there’s more! Our hotel in Shanghai was only less than $120 for 4 nights! So cheap! 😀 And the food? Well, we got big bowls of food (you will see pictures later XD) for only about a dollar each! Transportation? It’s very easy to get around! Well, in terms of trains. Buses, unless you read Chinese, won’t really help you. Language barrier? We managed. XD
Our trips abroad usually don’t involve a fixed itinerary. Rae just researches on places she wants to visit while we’re in a particular country, and then we go to them. XD We hate guided tours, because it means that we have to rush from one destination to another. XD Speaking of, our particular favorite in Shanghai was The Bund. The view is nice, and it helped that it was cold! 😀 We kept going back to it while in Shanghai. Yes, on this particular trip, we appreciated the cold weather very much, as it gave us the opportunity to wear clothes we usually can’t wear in the warm weather of the Philippines.
As a photographer, I also learned on this trip that it was better to just have one camera on hand, or decide to have one camera on hand. I had two options: my Nikon D90, and my Samsung Note II. It kept confusing me which one to use, since my Note II was more accessible, but my Nikon had better image quality. The photos you will see here are a mix of both. If you can tell which photo came from which, you get a really awesome no-prize! Haha. XD
Anyway, you will see here random photos of our five day trip there. I didn’t manage to catch everything on camera, like these stories:
-Our taxi driver drove with a speed of 200kmh on the way to our hotel. Yes, you read that right.
-In one day, we saw three different people in three different locations barf.
-Money changing there involves taxes or commissions (I forgot which one), so better exchange your money wherever country you came from.
-Old people in parks were ballroom dancing at night.
Each photo (well most of them anyway XD) have captions. So… enjoy browsing through this entry! 😀