After traveling to Hong Kong, I spent a few days in Shanghai. I had wanted to visit Shanghai since the moment I arrived in Beijing, and although it took a long time to actually make it there, it was worth it! Shanghai is a fun place to visit and the city itself is much more compact and easier to get around than Beijing in my opinion. While in Shanghai, I stayed at the amazing JW Marriott and had a killer view. I did lots of shopping, saw the skyline from the bund, went to the Yu Gardens (so beautiful, a must see) and walked around the French Concession area. Overall, the scenery and nightlife in Shanghai was spectacular and I hope I can go back again one day!