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Shanghai in Retrospect

Shanghai in Retrospect

Last February, I was lucky enough to be sent to Shanghai, China for two weeks for work.  After a sixteen hour flight, I arrived in this new country and instantly fell in love.  While there, I reveled in the culture, met some amazing people, ate a ton of great food and had maybe one too many Tsing Taos.  I won’t rehash all the adventures I had there, but you can read more about my time there here, here, and here….

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Top Ten Places to Be in Shanghai, China

Top Ten Places to Be in Shanghai, China

My Favorite Shanghai, China Destinations I loved being in Shanghai.  The people, the food, the sights…everything was, to quote one of my travel companions “amaaaaaazing”.  I know I already wrote a quite lengthy, two part account of my time there, but I also know not everyone likes a novel of a blog.  In case you are planning a trip to Shanghai, or would like an abridged version of my adventures there, I’ve compiled a list of the top ten things…

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Shanghai: Part Èr

Shanghai: Part Èr

Sunday Funday! Because of the festivities the night before, we got a little bit of a late start. The group met together in the hotel lobby, and walked to Yang’s Dumplings (again!). It was surprisingly good hangover food, and we felt ready to take on a day of tourism after our meal. We took the metro train to the Jing’an Temple, which was a short ride from Nanjing Road.  Shanghai is literally the land of many malls, which means that this Buddhist Temple was…

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Shanghai: Part Yī

Shanghai: Part Yī

I have worked at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago for three and half years now, and since my start there I have wanted to participate in their Cross Exposure Program. Every year, they send a group of employees to our Shanghai property for two weeks to learn what they can in their respective departments. After a couple attempts, this year was finally my year.  Our group of 8 left the US on February 7 and embarked on a fourteen hour flight…

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