There is always a question about tomorrow; living life is a matter of the present. And well, there is no better way to live than exploring the present. Good travelers don’t require any fixed plans nor the intent on arriving. They have their hearts set on wandering ways, on getting lost in the mystique and charm of what they witness in the present. Their philosophy is simple; having a cool backpack on their shoulders that encompasses everything they need, letting the path lead their way to different adventures and opportunities to explore.
Shanghai is one of those few cities in the world that welcomes travelers with the aura of the mysterious that they so crave for. Shanghai allures travelers and tourists as it prompts into their minds so much history, excess, glamour and exotic promise by its name alone. Shanghai is home to some of the most captivating architecture all across the world. The city hosts the world's second-tallest tower and other structural titans that will make you crane your neck. From these dazzling sky-scrapers and the intriguing façade of the modern city that is typified by district Pudong of Shanghai to the rickety charm of Shanghai’s Old Town and the mesmerizing experience of strolling through and exploring its Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai offers you the opportunity to lift the lid to a treasure chest of architectural styles as it’s architectural heritage is like none other.
It is over a meal that people catch up with their friends, share their awe-inspiring experience of travelling the city and exploring its culture. When it comes to food, it is the hub of Chinese social life, therefore, when you are in Shanghai you have to experience it diverse cuisine as some of your best memories of the city could be culinary. Although, shopping in Shanghai is to be done while bearing in mind that Chinese shoppers constitute up to 47% of the global luxury-goods market, but it's not all Prada, Gucci and Burberry. You will come across a lot of pop-up boutiques, cool vintage shops, bustling markets and young designer outlets while you stroll around the allies of Old Town with your cool backpack. So, it doesn’t matter if you are in the market for clothing, antiques, ceramics, art, jewelry etc., you will have plenty of variety to choose from. Moreover, Shanghai is one of the most creative cities around the world when it comes to art and entertainment. You will find many exciting art galleries all across Shanghai, offering the opportunity to peek through the window onto the contemporary Chinese concerns. And above all that, the night life options in Shanghai are tremendous.
Although, Mandarin is one of the hardest languages to translate if you are totally new to it due to the several distinct dialects that the language consists of and also the usage of character instead of letters. But the process of standardization of English signs and instructions in public spaces has been started and Shanghai has established an online platform to regulate the translations so that they help foreigners more effectively. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a problem for tourists and travelers and shouldn’t affect their urge to explore.