Added Extras #21

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Oh HEY! Nihao from Xi’an, China! I’ve finally managed to get online and do this whole blogging thing again, although in between walking everywhere, eating everything, and generally tiring myself out with sheer excitement, there hasn’t really been that much time.
Hopefully you’ve all been keeping up with my adventures over on that there Instagram, and there are SO many blog posts in my drafts to share more pics with you, but as it’s Tuesday and my VPN is playing ball, here are the Added Extras from the last week.

1) This adorable old lady giving me a BEAMING smile while I sneakily took pics of her playing mahjong with her mates in People’s Park, Chengdu

old chinese lady smiling

2) Seeing gorgeous blossoms in Fuxing Park, Shanghai

blossom in shanghai china

3) Forever finding hilarious things in Chinese shops because I’m immature and know you are too

funny chinese translations

funny chinese translations

4) Trying on a whole heap of ridiculous sunglasses in Tianzifang, Shanghai. I may have actually bought these ones…

fashion blogger in sunglasses

5) Drinking a mug containing a BALL of melting dark chocolate from Kommune, Shanghai

hot chocolate ball at kommune shanghai

6) Finding a craft beer brewery in the middle of Shanghai and drinking an awesome locally brewed IPA

boxing cat brewery shanghai

7) Ditching dumplings and having cake for breakfast at Wagas, Shanghai

blueberry cheesecake

8) Grinning like a loon when we made it down to the river to look at Shanghai’s famous neon skyline

shanghai the bund skyline pudong

9) Being picked up by a driver wearing white gloves to take us to the Shangri-La hotel (SO much more on my stay there to come!)

10) The fantastic translation on this sign in a park in Shanghai

funny chinese translations

10) Going full Chinese and wearing a mask to protect my poor lungs from the crazy pollution in Xi’an. The weather was terrifying but buying one of these was pretty hilarious.

pollution mask in china

Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and the sunshine that I’ve seen on everyone’s news feeds!