Travel: a short trip to Shanghai


Hey there! How you started 2014? I started with an amazing trip to Shanghai! I didn’t plan for it so it was a last minute kind of lovely surprise. The official reason of the trip was to go for a training, and the real reason was to visit friends and family… in particular, Star and my Dad! 🙂

After Star picked up at the airport, we checked in at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, one of the best places to stay in Shanghai (luxurious hotel and centered location)

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here’s my man…. How I missed him

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Sunday morning: we went out for some local breakfast

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it was a beautiful day so we walked around the hotel to digest

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Christmas decor was still on

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then we picked up my dad and went to Star’s home to celebrate his mom’s birthday. We also invited my niece

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the food

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and a chocolate mousse cake

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Shortly after the celebration, Star went back to Shenzheng, where he works. We were both sad but expectant to our next reunion, the following weekend. 

I had training M-F (morning). Most of the days I had to deal with jet lag 😦 but always felt better after my morning workout

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after the training, I met with friends & family almost everyday. It was nice to catch up with them after being away 2.5 years, specially after having Sofia, we had so much more to share. 

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Star came back on Friday evening and we started the weekend exploring the indoor pool

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look how luxurious is the changing room

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I felt spoiled 😉

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it has sauce, steaming room and Jacuzzi too, of which I enjoyed very much

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i missed swimming……

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it is located on 7th floor with a spectacular view

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then we started our day fresh~~ we first went to a glasses center where I got a new pair of glass 

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then we went to explore some old neighbors in shanghai…. rare to find these days

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it was a rainy day but both Star and I were specially excited. 

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it has been a long time since we explored a city by ourselves… we definitely missed the feeling

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we felt like a newly married couple… ridiculously romantic 😉

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we had seafood porridge for lunch at my favorite porridge place in the city

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continued the walk and did some shopping

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although I got used to be living away of Star, being with him again made me realize even more I much I miss him. 

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meanwhile, Sofia spent her days playing with grandma. She was a bit bored at home because she couldn’t go to the daycare, but they managed. Look how grandma entertained her

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when I came back, she welcomed me with this melt-my-heart look

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my baby…. I missed you sooo much!!!!!

It was a WONDERFUL trip. I got to spend some quality time with my Dad (I visited him everyday!) and Star. The opportunity of reunite with Star alone was specially useful to reconnect us with each other, we talk about ourselves and our future as a family. I loved every minute of that. We definitely have to do it every now and then, to reconnect as a couple. It’s good for the soul. 

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2 responses to “Travel: a short trip to Shanghai

  1. Happy 2014, Coco!

    Glad you got to see Star, your dad, and friends and family!

  2. What a great trip! Glad you were able to catch up with family and friends while away. 🙂

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