1. Shanghai, China Welcomed with a sweaty atmospheric hug and a very determined taxi pimp, we searched fruitlessly for several hours for our accommodations. Given only a vague area of town and a set of pictures with arrows to usher us home, we quickly became savvy to the idea that we in fact were now the foreigners. Although, the first true bit of culture shock had to be the toilet with a built in aerator which we were too scared to shit in and sought public refuge for.
Shanghai has one of the most beautifully diverse and sprawling skylines I have seen. I am fairly certain we walked a good amount of it-my feet and calves may never forgive me-and everywhere I turned a new glitteringly glass tower greeted me.
Known as a fashion capital, every alley seemed lined with small clothing shops only breaking for the occasional dumpling or avian butchery. As visitors we were generally ignored and left to our ignorance, unless happened upon in residential areas which resulted in quick looks of surprise. I grew self conscious of my clothes, looking to local women to see if I had broken some unspoken fashion rule.
You could get swallowed up by the amount of people here-we almost did in the aquarium. An upcoming national holiday nipping at heels of our stay left people moving about the popular tourist sites like schools of fish.
With memorably new and often offensive smells and unrelenting fend-for-yourself traffic, Shanghai has hidden the traditional old world lifestyle in its alleys and boasts modernity and wealth with its towers and shopping centers. It’s a city that surprised me and I’m glad I got to know.
The best bits:
Tian Zi Fang Artisan Market
Jiang Temple Mall Food Market
Jia Jia Bang Tao Dumplings
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Surrounded by striking mountain faces and set along a river, Innsbruck in Austria is the perfect June destination for visitors wishing to see the Alps. After exploring the city there are plenty of hiking trails that offer breathtaking vistas of Innsbruck and the surrounding valley.
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