Vue Bar Grand Hyatt Shanghai

For those who are visiting or living in Shanghai, there are certainly many places to visit, but one of the many bars, if there is one that should not miss it’s no surprise the View Bar.

It became for me a kind of pilgrimage. Whenever I have the opportunity I will take my friends (Amanda and Boris all freshly arrived from Hanoi have been entitled) to help them discover this beautiful place.
The place is really neat, beautiful interior design, a cozy atmosphere and servers pampering and that most speak perfect English (the price of drinks, it is still a minimum).

English: View of The Bund in Shanghai, China.

English: View of The Bund in Shanghai, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh I forgot to mention the view bar is on the top level of a Hyatt hotel north of the Bund. And this is the place finds its interest. The bar has in my opinion the most beautiful views of Shanghai.

The bar has two levels, the second is a beautiful terrace with jacuzzi (to access it, you have to buy champagne, class) and around canopy beds that allow you during the summer days sipping a glass lying like a pasha while watching all Shanghai.

Shanghai Skyline

Shanghai Skyline (Photo credit: Keith Marshall)

But in spite of its somewhat elitist bar that is accessible to all, as long as you pay your consos, nobody makes you ch … . I never intended to enter into such a bar in Paris (there’s always a nasty doorman to keep you partying).

Taikang china

Taikang read is like a small village “preserved”, a place where modernity has not yet pierced the walls … almost.

English: The Xintiandi area in Shanghai, China.

English: The Xintiandi area in Shanghai, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Taikang read is a very small area where there are still many Shanghainese Chinese under semi-dilapidated … ahem I mean “old.” The particularity of the place is the fact that in recent years many artists have decided to take their neighborhoods within the village and began to open studios, galleries and outlets. They were soon joined by many restaurants. This little microcosm that was not initially argued a lot in a few years became a place very attractive touristically and therefore financially. Now the people who live in this unusual place suddenly became the priority apartments worth a small fortune (even if they are falling apart). Everyone is struggling to get the latest free slots. Who would have bet on the success of such a neighborhood? Like what, sometimes it is the spontaneity and ownership that create dynamic sites.

Taikang Lanes

Taikang Lanes (Photo credit: HKmPUA)

It is pleasant to read Taikang is social diversity, functional diversity and authenticity especially the place that has not undergone little renovation. This is a very nice area to visit (the workplace culture mixed with contemporary art and craft shops), and when you take a little hungry, you can choose among many different restaurants and culinary knowledge they offer.

He reigns in Taikang read a kind of osmosis between residents, restaurateurs and artists sores. This is a real neighborhood, still alive as opposed to Xintiandi (another historic district) is a district just became sterile, very expensive (even a coke costs an eye), where you feel most people coming to to show that to enjoy the place and its architecture.

You’ll understand I much prefer Taikang read even though I appreciate the architectural quality of the renovation of Xintiandi. My heart outweighs my reason

Subway in Shanghai

Those who have never taken public transport during rush hour in Shanghai, have not really tested the phenomenon of tin of sardines.

The concept is simple, succeed to cram as many people in a minimum of space (sardines is you and the box, rowing, it lacks the oil). Despite the large subway trains or the number of buses (between 7am and 9am in the morning and 16:30 to 18:30) is best to avoid public transport (especially the subway line 1).

Shanghai Panorama

Shanghai Panorama (Photo credit: wZa HK)

Every morning my beautiful well-ironed shirt ends up in a poor condition (and I can not tell you the rings), again avoid the line 1 (the air conditioning is almost nonexistent). It shakes, shakes it and … it shakes. I often find myself stuck between the octogenarian it is important not to rush (and more always finds a way to steal the last seat), all the ladies cute it is important not to touch workers who bring all their paraphernalia, the employee despite a cold horse still goes to work (and the way you sneeze above all along the way). Brief avoid peak hours. And even at those times, a taxi is a miracle.

Despite this, the Metro is my favorite place for you to write my articles (I still have my PDA on hand). Indeed, being in transport is the best place to get new ideas (this is a permanent show of Chinese), be aware of the latest trends, and enjoy a few minutes to keep abreast of news (there all full of small TVs in trains and even on the docks).

The street is located in the Zhabei district o...

The street is located in the Zhabei district of Shanghai, near the “Circus World” ; Subway station of line 1 on National Days. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regularly taking the subway we end soon to know the style of the users of a particular line.
Line 1 (north-south) travelers rather popular, it grows enormously, this is the line that I think suffers most from the phenomenon of the sardine box.

Line 2 (east-west) is the line posh (posh) par excellence, everything is fine, even its users. It crosses Shanghai through the beautiful neighborhoods and the business district. It also has a correspondence with the Maglev (super fast train that takes you directly to the airport)

A meglev train is coming out of the Pudong Int...

A meglev train is coming out of the Pudong International Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Line 3 (north-south) line popular, but much less wild than line 1

Line 4 (peripheral line): This line is fairly recent, there is some diversity among users. This is a nice line, but since it runs against the edge of the city, must be vigilant enough when the cavity, because it is wrong direction easily.

There are other lines in Shanghai, but since they are more remote, I do not print. To you to discover if you ever get the chance.