Lock iconRectangle 1Rectangle 2 + Rectangle 2 CopyShapeRectangle 1

China RSS

Asia, China, Grand Hyatt, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Hotels, Pudong, Review, Shanghai, Travel -

It’s been 30 days since we crossed the border from Mongolia to China. It has been an amazing journey with a lot of surprises. One thing is for certain: China is a country with one of the most variety in terms of culture and nature that we have visited so far…so one month is merely not enough! Now we’re in Shanghai, our last destination before flying to the Philippines. This gigantic city is special; it has the rich history and sense of community like Beijing, but it is markedly less polluted and more foreign friendly (English is more widely spoken). On the other hand it has the cosmopolitan feel of Hong Kong with shopping malls, cozy café’s, colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers. During our quick stop in the big city we had the opportunity to stay at the five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel, located in the famous Jin Mao Tower, in the bustling skyscraper district Pudong. Lets give you a glimpse of our wonderful stay: We arrived by train from Beijing at the central railway station in Shanghai. From there it was easy to catch the subway to Lujiazui. We easily spotted the Jin Mao tower at the exit; it’s one of the […]

The post A five star stay at Grand Hyatt Shanghai appeared first on From Ice To Spice.

Read more

China, Fashion trend, Travel -

During our travels in China we noticed a really strong fashion trend going on. Sprout and other plant-related hairpins is this fall most popular accessory. Around 100 different designs are available for the unusual hair accessories and they are worn by all ages! Everywhere we looked sprouts, grass, and flowers were blossoming from Chinese people’s heads – and nobody quite knows why. The craze took off in Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, sometime in early September. How it began isn’t clear, but now men, women, and children can all be seen with plastic plants growing out of their heads. The pins sell for around 1 USD. After spending 1 month in China, we actually started coinciding with this weird trend and decided to rock the fake plastic plants ourselves – (h/t: CNN) Cute isn’t it? And that guy is definitely rocking it…. And from the back… If you don’t fancy beansprouts, you can achieve the same look with a mini flower We had to take part in this weird Chinese trend Connect with us on social media

The post China’s latest fashion trend appeared first on From Ice To Spice.

Read more