Show Your World – Shanghai

Shanghai - we lived there for a year and it was an amazing experience! This was also the first place where we relocated to with a tiny expat in tow.Between 2011 and 2012 we spent a year in Shanghai. We moved there from Hamburg, when our daughter was just 1.4 years old. I don’t think she remembers much of the adventure, but we still have quite a lot of Shanghai in our lives even now – my parents and my sister live there, so we often discuss their everyday life, Chinese holidays and, every time before calling them, calculate this crazy time difference.

I’ve already posted about the Bund, Huangpu riverside in Shanghai, in Show Your World before, but, of course, it’s impossible to fit all our experiences in just one post, so here’s just another portion of our take on this beautiful city.

Shanghai was a large port and trading city for a very long time, but it grew immensely within the last 20-30 years and it is still growing at an incredible speed. It’s the largest city in China by population and the largest city proper by population in the world! When you’re driving through the city (or I would rather be driven, as the traffic is crazy!), you can’t help but notice building sites at almost every corner. The city is alive, it’s buzzing, it’s pulsating, it really feels like it’s bursting with energy!

Here’s just a glimpse into the great Pearl of the Orient:

Don’t forget that you can link up your own story about your favourite place to this post and I will share it on my blog and social media!

Main guidelines:

– tell us about an interesting place – it can be somewhere in your home country or a destination that you visited
– instead of just giving us facts about this location, use your words to show it to us as well – the way it looks, sounds, smells, conveying its atmosphere; photos are always welcome!
– add your link by adding a ping back in your article or, alternatively, in the comments
– add a link to this post on your blog and use this badge:

ShowYourWorld linkup party on!

Visiting other participating blogs and leaving comments on them with #ShowYourWorld is highly appreciated, as well as sharing news about this link up on your blog and social media!

Show Your World is a monthly event – I will publish my own story every 1st Friday of a month and everybody’s welcome to link up to this post. I would collect these links and post a round up on the 3rd Friday of a month, sharing all the links and short descriptions of submitted stories. I will also share the links and images on my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest (make sure you follow TinyExpats, so you will notice, when I do it!).

I am also sending out notifications on Twitter on the day I post the prompt post, to which you can link, so if you want to receive such a notification – please, leave your username in the comments.

Make sure that you add ShowYourWorld tag to your entries, so that others can easily find you ;)


  1. Fabulous initiative! We at Big World Little Eyes are passionate about fabulous history-filled travel with kids. We were expats when our daughter was young, so we know how life-enhancing it can be for families & little ones. We look forward to participating! Thanks for pulling this together.

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  2. Love your ShowYourWorld Event, especially reading about your adventures. I have a slightly different approach to it by comparing the different seasons in Switzerland with the different seasons here in Australia. I hope that’s okay too? Here are my two previous posts. Next one up tonight.

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