Shanghai was the final stop before flying back to the UK. I’ve been to Hong Kong many times so felt like it would be similar and I did feel it was similar, however the language barrier was more obvious to me in Shanghai, and the driving – just make sure you are prepared for a bumpy ride!
We Stayed at the Mandarin Oriental which was faultless, so much so that I didn’t want to venture out. The service was impeccable. Me and my boyfriend were joking that if you sneezed they would probably bring you a tissue… and what happened? I sneezed and the staff brought me not just one but a plate of tissues!
We had dinner on the Bund at Mercado, an Italian which was amazing. I recommend the cheese and truffle pizza but be sure to go hungry as it’s so filling! The views of the bund from there were definitely worth a visit and I found the malls really cool with such creative shop window displays and cute coffee shops.
Back to the UK for some family time and my styling academy training days which I am so excited for. So, that’s the end of my festive adventures, a very different Christmas and New Year for me away from the UK. What amazing memories and experiences I will cherish forever.