Shanghai | Karoliina Kazi

你好 – nǐ hǎo from China! Shanghai was a joint work and holiday trip for us. We first travelled to Shanghai to deliver and display a collection for the Shanghai Fashion Week. I was very excited for this opportunity to travel somewhere new and far.

Shanghai | Karoliina Kazi

Shanghai is a vibrant city and the people are proud of their rapid climb from a fishing village to a global modern city in a century or less. Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population, with more than 24 million people as of 2014. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast.

Shanghai is a global finance centre and has the world’s busiest container port. The atmosphere is electric and the city’s economy is growing at a tremendous rate, and it shows in everything.

Shanghai | Karoliina Kazi

Best food: steamed soupy meat dumplings – so delicious and fun too!

Shanghai, China | Karoliina KaziShanghai, China | Karoliina Kazi

In Shanghai, we did lots of walking in the parks, went around the city by metro. The metro is great by the way, and people were so helpful with directions. Unfortunately, it was raining quite a lot so we stayed indoors more than we would usually like to. However, we did some shopping and got Annie this little jumper as a souvenir from a small concept store near our hotel.

After some days we were planning on taking the famous bullet train to Beijing. The train runs at the highest speed of 300km/h and the journey between the two cities takes only 5 hours with a distance of 1,318km. But to our disappointment, all the tickets were sold out for that morning and afternoon (unfortunately we didn’t get tickets up front, which is advisable) – we would have had to wait about 7 hours for the next train. Luckily there was an airport connected to the train station so we walked over to check if there were reasonably priced flights available and within an hour we boarded a plane to Beijing.


  1. 11th November 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Great photos, as always, Karoliina! I’m curious if you saw those vibrant kinds of fashion on local people on the street, or are they more popular with tourists?

    • 12th November 2016 / 12:45 am

      Thank you Sue. Yes lots of people wear really cool and funky stuff and I loved all this colourful clothing.

  2. 12th November 2016 / 10:12 am

    OH you’ve been to China! That’s amazing 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N

    • 13th November 2016 / 12:09 pm

      It was a great trip and something so different, we both loved it.

  3. 12th November 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Hi! Great post – your photos & descriptions are very intriguing! Keep up the great work 🙂

  4. 12th November 2016 / 3:39 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity! And I loved your little doggie coat, super cute 😊

    • 12th November 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks! She wore it yesterday and got so many compliments 🙂

  5. 12th November 2016 / 4:55 pm

    I’ve always wished to visit Shanghai, I have a friend who lives there. But I’m concerned about health, as it is very polluted.

    • 13th November 2016 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you Sarah. The skyline is pretty spectacular 🙂

  6. 13th November 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Shanghai, it’s so vibrant and busy, your photos are incredible i loved seeing the street fashion so interesting 🙂

  7. 13th November 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Wow , brilliant images , my fav is the little doggy in the cute outfit 🙂 China looks like a different world all together , I would love to go sometimes , mostly for the chinese food. (lol) I really would love to taste the real stuff once ! Enjoyed reading about your adventure !

    • 13th November 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you Klaudia. Annie liked her jumper as well 🙂 The food is so delicious!

  8. 13th November 2016 / 7:55 pm

    China has always been so interesting to me, looks like a great trip 🙂 Also, beautiful blog, will def be bookmarking it. Did you make it yourself or used some tech help? x

  9. 14th November 2016 / 5:54 am

    Looks like a great time, the food looks great – interesting with a straw stuck in it like that. The clothes are so fun and colorful!

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