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Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part II – Sights

Shanghai is huge. About 23 million people live here and the city has an extraordinary history, as it has long served as the lone international meeting point in China. Naturally, there are a lot of places to see in Shanghai, and wonderfully, many of them are cheap or free. The exchange rate between the Chinese yuan and many western currencies also means that you can splurge on things that, in other cities, might cost a …

Shanghai on Next To Nothing, Part I – Tips

Shanghai. It sounds so exotic and glamorous. And let’s be frank, when you put those two adjectives together, you are often talking about expensive, as well. But the fact is that China has traditionally been and remains a budget traveler’s dream, as the Chinese RMB  rises in value but the local way of life is cheap, cheap, cheap.

As in any place, budget travel in Shanghai is all about making the right choices. Hostel over …