When I first heard about going to Nanjing, I was half excited half apprehensive. Half excited cos I love history and nothing says history better than Nanjing city, and half apprehensive cos I’ve been to China many times and I was a little afraid it would be like Guangzhou (where I always go for work trips). Well anyways, I’m back and I can safely say I really like the city and wish I had a little bit more time to explore more sites on my own. Nanjing strikes a contrast to other cities I’ve been to in China. It’s sanitary, people are nice and their museums/temples surprisingly have a very contemporary touch to it which I love. At some point, I didn’t even feel like “China” at all. Not to mention, they have a lot of local delicacies which I’ll briefly bring you through in my photo diary below. If you’re not a fan of overly oily or mala kinda chinese food, then this is the place for you! I love how lightly stir-fried their dishes are. I hope through this first segment of photo diary, I can make you feel a little like you’re in Nanjing with me too!
That’s not all. I visited some really jaw-dropping sites which I’ll share with you in part II (:
On a side note, I don’t think a lot of people know but Scoot does fly direct to Nanjing and it only takes about 5 hours so it’s very fuss-free no transit flight. Hotels and b&b are readily available. I stayed in Nanjing Aqua City Holiday Inn this time and the location is unparalleled. It’s right smack in the city with lots of malls surrounding, and walking distance to some major sites like The Qin Huai River and Nanjing DaPaiDang!
That’s all for now, be back soon!