Nĭ hăo ma? Wo hen hao xièxiè. That’s how I’m being friendly with local people in Shanghai. This time I will share with you about things to do in Shanghai. There’s a phrase “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Likewise, when visiting Shanghai, why not try to experience it from a local’s point of view?
Do as the Shanghainese do:
1.Eat SOUP DUMPLINGS! You must try soup dumplings at Jia Jia Tang Bao. It’s the most popular for dumpling. You’ll see long line of customers most hours of the day because it taste good and fresh from the steam. To feel the Shanghai atmosphere and blend with local people try to listen to Hall Full Of Jade: Variation while eat your soup dumplings!
What to eat:
Pork soup dumplings (xian rou tang bao)
Hairy crab and pork soup dumplings (xie fen xian rou tang bao)
Hairy crab soup dumplings (xie fen tang bao)
2. Biking at the shady street of the French concession. It’s a beautiful streets, great architecture and historic sites. While you stroll or ride a bike trough a sunny port with smile on your face listen to The Love You Can’t Get by Shanghai Jazz; it takes you to the time to when the French lived in this part of Shanghai.
3. Cruise along the bund. It’s worth seeing at night, with all the buildings lit up in spectacular colors; many of buildings continually change color, which adds to the magical effect. Close your eyes, and listen to Give Me a Kiss by Mandy Chan. The Shanghai jazz makes you getting those feeling, a bit romantic, relaxation and fun.
4. Go to Dongtai Road. A chockablock stretch of antiques and curio shops off Xizang Road, displays a milk bottle delivery box from the 1920s. With urban gypsy jazz it brings back the 20’s atmosphere as a Je Suis Seul Ce Soir by Swing 41, it’s a perfect song to listen while you strolling around at Dongtai Road.
5. Enjoy green spaces at Yuan Garden or Garden of Happiness with The Old Tea House by The Society Shanghai Jazz. With Chinese instrument, it’s the moment you know you are at the old garden of Ming Dynasty garden.
In Shanghai you have to watch your step! Because cars and cyclist rule the road–sometimes at the sidewalks too. And what makes me happy in Shanghai? Everything is cheap! As well as the food! You don’t have to be worry in Shanghai because is safe and the local people also friendly with the tourist but always be careful while you travel! I hope this article will inspire you to visit Shanghai and enjoy the playlist that I give you. Zài jiàn!
p.s. If you interested with Jia Jia Tang Bao this is the address 90 Huanghe Lu, near Fengyang Lu, Huangpu district and for Jishi 41 Tianping Road, Shanghai, China. For the music playlist you can find it on Shanghai Jazz.