Everybody knows that I get that itch every few months and I just have to pack my bags, dust off my passport, and hit the road. This time around I wanted to explore Shanghai, China’s city on the Huangpu River and it’s capital capital (i.e. where all the money is!). Now, if I was going to go back to China, there was no way that I was going to take the direct, boring route. Nope, I wanted to try out United’s new Polaris Business Class, which meant I had to fly through San Francisco to guarantee a flight on a Boeing 777-300, the only plane in the fleet to uniformly have the new Polaris seats. If you want to check out my journey on United from Chicago to San Francisco to Beijing and Air China from Beijing to Shanghai, I’ll be adding that next week.
I wanted to make the most of my 72 hours in Shanghai, this meant being on the go from sun up to sun down every day. This is what I did and if you find yourself in the city on the Huangpu, here are some suggestions:
#1). Enjoy a beautiful sunrise with a good cup of coffee:
#2). Check out Shanghai’s Temples:
#3). People Watching at the Bund:
#4). Huangpu River Cruise:
#5). Enjoy the Architecture:
6). Just walk the streets:
7). Stumble upon a public dance party:
Hope you enjoyed my journey through Shanghai. Don’t forget to look at my video journey as well.
And if you want to experience the Polaris Buisness Class experience (and the contrast of a packed Air China flight in Economy Class), be sure to check back next week!