Vlogging Abroad: Fierce and Mighty Goes to Shanghai

Traveling "Rough"
My idea of traveling "rough"

I got back into the good ol’ U. S. of A. yesterday evening after spending a nice chunk of the week in Shanghai, China.  It’s my second trip to China and first time Shanghai, a city which a friend of mine described as “China’s Paris”.  Now, while I didn’t get to see anything in the city that struck me as very Parisian, I did come away with an appreciation for a few things:

  1. Shanghai. Is. Massive.  At a population of 23 million, it’s the most populous city on the planet.
  2. The city has a fairly amazing skyline.  The vlog post has a shot from the roof deck of my hotel and that will give you a pretty good idea of what it looks like at night.  Pretty amazing – they love their lights on buildings in Shanghai.
  3. While not Shanghai specific, I like to travel “rough” in the sense that if I’m going to be on a plane, I will have on some combination of (a) baseball hat, (b) t-shirt, (c) sneakers and (d) pullover.  Oh and there is no possible way I am shaving either.  This photo is proof to all of the above as I sat in BusinessFirst on United.  If you thought for a second that traveling “rough” to China involved being crammed into an impossibly small seat… umm… no.  Not so much.

Anyhoo, today’s vlog is about perspective (surprised?), funkiness and living life active vs. passive.  Please do enjoy – this is my first attempt at an iPad-generated vlog.  Hoping this works out as planned.  Also, I was able to build up a few post ideas during the trip that I will be doing over the next few days.  Rejoice unto the heavens and cry hosannah!

4 thoughts on “Vlogging Abroad: Fierce and Mighty Goes to Shanghai”

  1. glad you had a good trip! i too rough it on planes. no contacts, it’s glasses all the way for me. along with uggs and yoga pants and a hoodie. i don’t know how those celebs walk through airports all glammed out.

  2. Yeah, the idea of getting all made up to sit on a plane feels crazy to me. Then again, no one is waiting around at the airport to take a few hundred photos of me… which is puzzling. I am really handsome (or at least my Mom tells me).

  3. I always wear my five inch heels and full face of makeup with hair fixed to perfection. There are always so many chumps tryin to take my pic as soon as I get off the plane. So annoying.

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