About


So this blog is about Shanghai, yes?
Yupp, that’s right, it’s about my adventures in China and beyond! Shanghaista is a blog for anyone with an interest in Shanghai, whether you’re liking the city from afar, passing by on your travels, a fellow expat or even local. The blog will provide you with info and experiences from this awesome megacity. Stay tuned for restaurant tips, things and places to see, travel inspiration, attempts to stay fit and healthy, the hunt for the perfect cocktail in a martini glass, day-to-day stuff and much, much more!

And who are you then?
I’m Jenna, a Finnish expat living in China for the second time in my life. My Swedish husband and I spent a few years in Beijing and Chongqing (yes, that’s a real city) in 2009-2013. After returning to Europe for some time, we really started missing the craziness and excitement of China, so here we are – finally back!

“Shanghaista”… Is that like “fashionista” with a Shanghai-twist?
I knew you’d think that, but actually no! “Shanghaista” means “from Shanghai” or “about Shanghai” in Finnish, which makes it the perfect name for my blog. :)

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