1.26.2012

INCHEON

Ni Hao, Hi!
I have to say.... Its been a ridiculous experience not having access to basic sites while away. Ive SO missed blogging, and catching up with all your posts! Who would have thought a beautiful western hotel wouldn't have a VPN which allows basic sites? Though at checkout they claimed to have a completely open VPN after I refused to pay for in room wifi. lol. 
As for my visit, I had amazing time and squeezed as much in as possible in my shy of one week jaunt. Visited my old apartment and the local, less than fortunate shop keeps and their families and passed out hong baos to some to show thanks for all their kindness to me while I lived there. They remembered me, and in a strange way it felt rewarding? Shanghai has changed so incredibly much over the last four years, it was recognizable but Shanghai as I knew it is definitely no more. I  don't think my itch to return will be such a constant in my life, though I will definitely visit in the future. 
My flight back to LA is in a couple hours and I'm seriously trying to stay out of trouble and the Duty Free advantages. Full sized Chanel, Prada, MCM and Louis Vuitton are literally down the terminal. Maybe I'll just have one little peek? 
xoxo

26 comments:

  1. hahahahahaha definitely have a good visit! It's duty free ;D

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  2. I'm glad you had a good trip, hope your return is safe and smooth!

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  3. That picture makes me want to go to Starbucks SO badly, which isn't possible 'cause I live in Holland and there aren't any Starbucks 'shops' near my town. Anyways, have a safe flight back (:
    Love,
    Stella

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  4. From the looks of your instigram photos it appears you already visited Chanel! LOL!

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  5. I can imagine that it is strange to have such reduced internet access. How can they live their? Let's be just happy we don't live in countries where everything is controlled by the government.
    xxx Anita

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  6. You should definitely go look :)

    XX Kathryn

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  7. Have a peek, have a peek!

    Hope you have a safe flight back!

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  9. ooo the temptation...

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  10. I hope you have a safe flight back home! Much love!

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  11. Yea! I felt that way when I visited Paris after having lived there! That's why they say you "can't go back". It's never the same. In a way it's tied to your age at that time. But you are even a changed person from one week ago! Right? xoxo Nikki B.

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  12. hmm did you fall into the duty free? We all want to know lol! Hope you have a safe trip home. xx -Taj

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  13. Just curious, what did you study while you were in shanghai?

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  14. can't wait to see all your shang hai pictures and vlogs
    wishing you a very happy chinese new year x

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  15. can't wait to see you pics and vlogs.
    wishing you a very happy and lucky chinese new year

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  16. Yes Shanghai and Asia in general keeps changing! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! xxx

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  17. I lived and worked in Frankfurt, Germany for some time too.. It's been 2 years and I honestly think it will always be my love, the one that got away. :) I think about it so often and i used to be so sad I can't live there anymore... But for the first time, after reading your entry, I'm realizing it's the experience and that time of my life that I love so much.. And maybe i wouldn't feel the same once I visit it again..? heh, sounds weird, but thanks for those words anyway! :)i can't wait to see your new entires and pictures, you are missed!! :)

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  18. Came across you on Instagram and found your gorgeous baubles and cute blog! If you ever work with bloggers doing promotions or anything check out my blog sometime! Love your style!

    Hayley
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  19. I just discover your blog, following a link. I like it and you make very interesting articles. Like you I love Asian countries, I've never been in Shanghai but I have been in Hong Kong and I'm actually living in Thailand (4 years now). So I think I can understand a little bit your nostalgia.
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  20. Incheon?! did you go to south korea too? ohhhh~ nice! I heard lot of ppl visit south korea just for shopping. I can't wait to see your pics from the trip:)

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  21. Can't wait to see all your pictures! Glad you had a good time :)

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  22. I just discover your blog, following a link. I like it and you make very interesting articles.
    - I started following your blog - please follow back...!
    Stay Luxury
    xx
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  23. Sounds like you had an incredible time!

    -Good Wear Day-

    Lois x

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