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5 COOL THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK

21Nov,2016

Bangkok had long been on my list of places to visit . After all, it has gained more than one accolade as the top tourist city destination in Asia. When in early September a confirmation of IB workshops in Bangkok…

WHERE TO FIND A FAIRYLAND OF 1000 ISLANDS?

14Apr,2016

The spring has officially arrived. Most of us are more and more eager to get out of town for weekends. Thanks to high speed trains and a variety of ‘green places’ close to Shanghai, there are plenty of options. One…

A UNIQUE STORY OF MY TRIP TO INNER MONGOLIA!

1Mar,2016

My Inner Mongolia adventure was one of my most spontaneous ever. The National Holiday (Golden Week) was coming and I knew that I definitely needed a break from Shanghai. One Sunday morning I got up and simply decided to book…

4 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH XIAMEN!

17Feb,2016

It was inevitable that I would visit Xiamen one day. Why? My Chinese host mum that I used to live with as an AuPair in Shanghai – Coco –  is Xiamen’s native and I have always  had an open invitation…

GOT YOUR BUCKET LIST ? MAKE SURE IT INCLUDES MALDIVES!

12Feb,2016

My trip to Maldives was not planned at all. It was a ‘requirement’ of my AuPair program in China and a gift from fate. As I mentioned in my previous post, I had to read  the email from my host…

TOP HIGHLIGHTS OF MY UNIQUE AUPAIR LIFE IN CHENGDU

6Feb,2016

My life in China started in a very peculiar way. I arrived here thanks to  an AuPair ( later dubbed  ‘Cultural Ambassador’) program, to learn Chinese and immerse into local culture. For those unaware – a quick explanation. AuPair is…

6 UNIQUE THINGS THAT MAKE SINGAPORE WORTH VISITING

28Jan,2016

I will tell you a secret. The main reason why I went to Singapore in the summer of 2014 was because of a broken heart. Sometimes my travel choices  result from the spur of the moment and quite often are…

4 REASONS WHY WILDERNESS IS THE BEST MENTAL DETOX!

19Jan,2016

Time flies.Cliche but true. It’s already 10 years since my adventure on the teeny – tiny island of Kake in wild Alaska in 2006. Why did I go there? Well, because..why not?! Even when I announced it to my mum…

DEAR BUDGET TRAVELERS: YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS ABOUT BALI!

15Jan,2016

Although Shanghai City Girl is a blog about our spectacular Shanghai and everything related to China, I decided that some of my traveling experience might also come useful to you. I don’t consider myself a super pro traveler, but I…

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF HARBIN WONDERLAND?

5Jan,2016

Since one of my best friends has been living in Harbin for almost 3 years and additionally moved to a big apartment last summer, I finally had to visit her. Having overcome the fear of extreme cold ( in winter…