Shanghai: Where to stay (Airbnb at West Nanjing Road area)

If you are following me on my Instagram or Twitter account, you would know that I booked a last minute trip to Shanghai.

It has been months since I had a break. My job is not easy so there are times where I need short breaks just so I can recharge myself. Truth be told, Shanghai was not my first choice, I was thinking of hiding in Seoul but the flight prices were too crazy. I suddenly thought how much fun I had in Shanghai last year during halloween season so I decided to check the flight prices. Thankfully they were cheap (even cheaper than how much I bought them last year) , even if it was very last minute.

I can’t travel alone so I decided to bring my mom with me on this trip.

We were supposed to stay in a hotel but various sites told me that the place was a hotel while others told me it was a hostel. I cancelled my reservation and found a different place on airbnb.

This is where we booked: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/38104496

The host did not speak English, so it might be challenging for you to communicate with him.

Anyway, this is how our room looked like!

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the room is located inside a building

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How to go to the closest station :

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view when you go out, you will face left
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you will see a huge Prada store
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and walk straight
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there will be a bakery on your left
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Antoine Bakery to be exact
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which is part of Golden Eagle mall (photos of what’s inside the mall will be placed below)
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keep on walking straight
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walk straight
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walk

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cross the street
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and
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turn left
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and walk straight again

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keep on walking until
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you see Sephora on your right
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and Uniqlo on your front
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cross the street to Uniqlo
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and head towards the left
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and walk straight

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as you walk straight, on your right
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you will see exit 1 of West Nanjing Road (line 2)
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you can also ride line 12 or line 13 of West Nanjing Road but they’re a bit farther (especially line 13).

I mentioned that there was a mall beside the building where we stayed – Golden Eagle.

Here are the stores which you can expect there (the ground floor was the only one worth mentioning as the mall was like a ghost town)

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this is inside Antoine Bakery
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where we frequently had breakfast
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during our stay
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there is also a Gucci store
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a convenience store
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our fave place for some fresh juice

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Starbucks

We also explored around the area, especially near the Uniqlo area (where the closest subway exit was). We were able to find a good pizza and burger place.

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if you stand outside the Uniqlo store and look to your left, this is what you will see

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we felt like we wanted some pizza so we ate at Joe’s Pizza
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there are also a lot of restaurants on the building beside Joe’s Pizza

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menu
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mom got mushroom while I got classic white

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pizza to face ratio? haha!! the pizza was big!
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I haven’t been to NY so I guess this pizza place is from NY?
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remember when I mentioned the mall beside Joe’s Pizza? if you go there and look across you
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you will see a building filled with these restaurants
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for our last dinner, we decided to try something that you can’t find in Manila
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so we went with Charlie’s
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menu
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made mom and I laugh so much
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mom got an Avocado burger
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while I got Chili Cheese

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During our last day, we were also able to discover a small coffee shop with waay cheaper coffee as compared to Antoine Bakery but they didn’t serve any pastries.

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We loved spending time walking around our area as we were heading back to our place. It reminded me so much of Vancouver.

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me trying to remember the trip as I am writing this

all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

šŸ’š, R


Read about my otherĀ ShanghaiĀ adventures

 

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