Jade Buddha Temple – 玉佛寺 in Shanghai, China

Built originally in 1882 to place 2 Buddha statues from Burma this Buddhist temple is one of Shanghai’s must see.
The big stars of the place can’t be recorded or taken pictures of so still some mystery to see for yourself.
The central location just makes it easy to feet at you schedule even if you’re not staying long.
Mine and Diego’s favorite part was inside the Grand Hall (main hall located in the center) with so many details that your eyes get filled with delight.
Around you can find religious related stores with statues, candles, chanting books, souvenirs and more.
Open from 8:30am to 5:00pm, admission fee 20 yuan.

Address: 170 Anyuan Road, Jing’an, Shanghai, China
Address In Chinese: 地址: 中国上海市静安区安远路170号
Subway station: Changshou Road Station – line 7, exit 5

Tip: You can buy incense at the store within the temple (just turn left from the main entrance) and give thanks for your beautiful trip!

What was your favorite part?Share with us in the comments below!❤️

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Shanghai And Bangkok Airports + Our Flight Sneak Peek

Here you can find all the information you need about Shanghai and Bangkok airports:

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport -上海虹桥国际机场 in Shanghai, China

Shanghai has 2 airports, this is the smaller one and nearest to the city center.
Most of the domestic flights are concentrated here but they have some international flights too.

Address: 2550 Hongqiao Road, Changning, Shanghai, China
Address in Chinese: 地址:上海市长宁区虹桥路2550号
Subway station: Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 – line 2 and 10 / Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1 – line 10

Tip: Official Hongqiao Airport authority website: http://en.shairport.com/hongqiaoair.html

 

Shanghai Pudong International Airport -上海浦东国际机场 in Shanghai, China

The main international airport in Shanghai is quite far from city center so make sure to leave in time to catch your flight.

Address: S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Address In Chinese: 地址: 中国上海市浦东新区S1迎宾高速
Subway station: Pudong Airport – line 2
Maglev: Between Pudong Airport and Longyang Road Subway Station runs a maglev train on the schedule:
Pudong Airport-Longyang Road 7:02-21:42 / Longyang Road-Pudong Airport 6:45-21:40
Bus: There are 8 special airport bus lines that are quite convenient if you don’t carry much luggage you can check schedule and bus stops at the official airport website: http://en.shairport.com/2014-07/02/content_15974151.htm

Tip: Official Pudong Airport authority website: http://en.shairport.com/pudongair.html

 

Don Mueang International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง in Bangkok, Thailand

Asia’s oldest operating airport uses terminal 2 for domestic flights and terminal 1 for international flights.

Address: 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 222 ถนน วิภาวดีรังสิต แขวง สนามบิน เขต ดอนเมือง กรุงเทพมหานคร
Bus: For bus schedule, you can check the official airport website: http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/381-public-transport
Train service: Hua Lamphong train station is connected with Don Mueang Airport, for more information about trains you can check the official website of State Railway of Thailand: www.railway.co.th

Tip: Don Mueang Airport official website: http://donmueangairportthai.com

 

Suvarnabhumi Airport – ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ In Bangkok, Thailand

The beautiful Suvarnabhumi is Bangkok newest airport and the busiest in the city.

Address: 999 Moo 1 Nong Prue, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: 999 หมู่ 1 ตำบล หนองปรือ อำเภอ บางพลี สมุทรปราการ
Airport Rail Link: Hours of service: 06:00 – 24:00 Interchange stations: Phaya Thai (changing for BTS green line) / Makkasan (linking Phetchaburi Station of MRT blue line)
Airport Transfer: Free bus service runs from 5:00 – 24:00 between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport, for timetable check airport official website: http://suvarnabhumiairport.com/en/122-transfer-bus-between-suvarnabhumi-don-muaeng
Bus: Hours of service: BMTA: 4:00 – 24:00 (depending on bus number) and Bor Khor Sor: 5:40 – 21:00. For bus schedule check official airport website: http://suvarnabhumiairport.com/en/119-bus-bmta
Public Van: There are 8 van routes available. For schedule check airport official website: http://suvarnabhumiairport.com/en/120-public-van

Tip: Suvarnabhumi Airport official website: http://suvarnabhumiairport.com/en

Have you been to any of these airports?What was your impression of them?Share with us in the comments below!💜

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Zhouzhuang Water Town – 周庄水乡古镇 in Kunshan, China

The ancient town of Zhouzhuang is an opportunity to visit well-preserved historical China.
Built parts in Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty the place has over 900 years.
Taking a boat down the canal is a must to appreciate the town that is parted by lakes and rivers, the conductor usually wears traditional clothes and will sing folk songs for an additional tip (something that I advise you to do so).Day and night trips have different routes.
Our conductor told us that is possible to go until Shanghai by boat departing from the water town and it was the most used way in the past.
Hubby’s favorite thing about this place was the old times feeling and having the elderly playing classic Chinese board games around just added to it.
Trying local snacks, fruits and drinks are definitely part of the experience and so are shopping! Souvenirs and crafts are available along the streets.
There’s an entrance fee of 100 yuan(daytime), 80 yuan(after 4:00pm) and free after 20:00 but if spending the night the ticket can be used up to 3 days upon request.Scenic spots are open from 8:00-16:30 although the town is always open.
Easily accessible by car, taxi or bus from Suzhou(around 1h ); Shanghai(around 1:30h) or Hangzhou(around 2:00h).

Bus departs from: Shanghai- Shanghai Long-distance General Bus Station, Shanghai South Long-distance Bus Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Long-distance Bus Station, Shanghai Tour Bus Center and Hongkou Football Stadium.
Suzhou- Suzhou North Bus Station, Suzhou Railway Station(north square).
Hangzhou- Hangzhou North Bus Station.

Address: 121 Quanfu Road, Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Address In Chinese: 地址: 中国江苏省苏州市昆山市全福路121号

Tip: If you like a more quiet environment it’s nice to arrive early around 7:00am, but if you want the souvenir shops to be open and don’t mind the rustle 10:00am is a good time for you.

Excited about Zhouzhuang?Let us know in the comments below!

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Best Of Thailand Preview

Soon as you step in this blessed floor you feel the energy flowing!Fortunately we’ve had this chance 4 times in the last few years.
We gonna show you detailed our loved Thailand, the cities, the food, the people, the vibe, the temples and much more but first let’s give you a taste of what is coming!
We are in Thailand right now!Let us know in the comments what you want to see from the land of smiles!

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Old Shanghai – 上海老城厢 and Yuyuan Garden – 豫园 in Shanghai, China

A traditional garden surrounded by ancient architecture and souvenir shops at Old Shanghai will transport you to real China.
The Yu garden open from 8:30am to 4:45pm, but there’s more to the place to be enjoyed so make sure to schedule enough time to appreciate it.

You can spend a whole day around discovering new alleys with anything you can imagine, spend some time at a Chinese tea house and walk in the streets feeling like you are in a movie.
There’s also the opportunity to watch a puppet show at the streets and/or take a picture wearing old style Chinese garment after the garden entrance.
My favorite place in Shanghai, definitely not to miss.

Tip:* If you enjoy searching for knick-knackery for bargain prices in tinny shops, getting inside the buildings out of the main street around here can be a dream!
*Shanghai is an extremely safe city but at major tourist points there’s scams being reported so do not engage in activities with strangers or people who pronounce themselves city volunteers and keep an eye at your personal belongings.

Address: 218 An Ren Jie, Huangpu, Shanghai
Address in Chinese: 地址: 中国上海市黄浦区安仁街218号
Subway station: Yuyuan Garden Station – line 10, exit 4

Have you been to Yu Garden?Let us know in the comments below!💙

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Xintiandi – 新天地 in Shanghai, China

Is time to eat at the city that never sleeps and Xintiandi is here to satisfy you!
A mix of mid-19th century Shikumen and modern architecture assure the great atmosphere combined with the wide selection of world cuisines that will match perfectly your tour.
From breakfast to dinner you can find excellent options while you appreciate the site history.

Some of our favorite restaurants are “Sproutworks” for a quick healthy meal, “Marzano” and “Bottega Mozzarella Bar” are great Italian options.
In the alleys you will find craft,clothe and book stores and often art expositions are held as well.
Xintiandi is a place where fashion,food and art meets; make sure to check it out.

Tip: If you want some groceries there is a nice supermarket “GL Plaza” going underground in the corner near by(address below).

Addresses:

Xintiandi – 新天地
Address: 123 Xingye Road,Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Address In Chinese: 地址: 上海新天地 兴业路123弄
Subway station: Xintiandi Station – line 10, exit 6 or South Huangpi Road Station – line 1, exit 3

GL Plaza Supermarket – 全洲超市
Address: B1, No.1-6, Lane 222, Madang Road, Shanghai
Address in Chinese: 地址: 上海市馬当路222弄1-6号地下1层102单元
Open from 10:00am to 10:00pm.
Website: www.gl-plaza.com/index.html
Subway station: Xintiandi Station – line 10, exit 6 or South Huangpi Road Station – line 1, exit 3

Have you been to Xintiandi?What is your favorite restaurant there?Let us know in the comments below!💛

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From West Nanjing Road – 南京西路 to The Bund – 外滩 in Shanghai,China

From West Nanjing Road passing People Square arriving at East Nanjing Road and finally The Bund you’ll be involved in what the city is all about and will get a taste of it!
West Nanjing Road is a commercial street with plenty of stores and restaurants that are very popular among the locals and visitors too.From here you can have a walk appreciating the city architecture and spot People Square in the way towards the famous riverfront.
The Bund is a traditional place that you can’t leave without a visit.
The famous city line is a mix of waterfront colonial buildings and the view of modern skyscrapers that guarantee the authentic Shanghainese feeling.

Tip: If possible avoid national holidays and Sundays as the place will be really crowded.
There is some reports about tourists being scammed at this area, although Shanghai is a really safe city minor distress can be avoided keeping an eye at your personal belongings and not engaging in activities proposed by strangers such as visiting tea houses(is a great idea to visit a tea house but do it by yourself or with friends).

Addresses:
The Bund: Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai
Address in Chinese: 地址:上海市黄浦区中山东一路 1号
Subway station: East Nanjing Road – line 2 and 10, exit 2 or 3 (10 min. walk)
West Nanjing Road: West Nanjing Road
Address in Chinese: 地址: 南京西路
Subway Station: West Nanjing Road – line 2, exit 2

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Jing’An Temple – 静安寺 in Shanghai,China

In the middle of the city, you can find the beautiful Buddhist Jing An Temple shinning its gold color and charming architecture.
First built in 247 AD its most recent reconstruction was in 1880.
When you walk through the main entrance the view is undeniably breathtaking, there is a vibe in the air mixed with the temple arrangement that just feels good to be enjoyed.
Right in the middle, you will see a pagoda brazier where you can throw a coin(or many) and if it gets inside is believed to bring you good luck.
One of my favorite things about Buddhist temples are the extremely detailed ceilings and roof paintings, don’t forget to look up and appreciate them.
Is Shanghai on your bucket list?We can’t wait to hear your experience there!Share with us in the comments below.😃

Tip: Nearby the temple you can find 3 cool shopping malls to grab something to eat, do some shopping or even groceries in the nice supermarkets they have: “Plaza 66”, “Kerry Center” and “Joinbuy City Plaza”

Address: 1686 West Nanjing Rd, Jing’an, Shanghai (open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm)
Address in Chinese: 地址:静安区南京西路1686号
Subway station: Jing’an Temple Station- line 2 and 7, exit 1

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My Destiny

The double sense title is signed in our souls.It seems like we always knew that our hearts follow the sun.
My name is Jeane and the photographer/cameraman/cute boy of our blog and youtube channel is my husband Diego.
We travel around the world due our jobs for the last 8 years and it came to our mind that only a few pictures didn’t show the real beauty of our path to our family.Then the urge to give them a piece of heaven made us start brainstorming about this project.
With the time you will get to know me better and will see that I’m sure a perfectionist and don’t rest until everything is detailed planned, then it occurred me that a lot of people could benefit from my schedules, routes, addresses and it all.
So we decide to begin this new journey “My destiny” where we share our lifestyle, trips, and hobbies. Here you can find travel advice and then when everything is ready you can just go and feel that there is where you belong (many times in many different places) and then share your experience with us!
Welcome on board!

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