WHY I PACK LIKE A BACKPACKER

pack like a backpacker osprey | the belle abroad

  I’m No Backpacker Let me clarify, I can’t even pretend to be a backpacker. If you’ve read my hotel reviews you know I am much more likely to be checking in to a five star hotel than any hostel. It’s just not my travel genre. But I do like to pack like a backpacker….light […]

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CHECKING IN : THE KEMPINSKI SHANGHAI

Kempinski Shanghai China | the belle abroad

  Our Stay Staying at the Grand Kempinski Shanghai was the perfect location to explore the city. Located in Lujiazui, the new business district of the city, it offers a sparkling view of the city across the river. a day out exploring the aucient water villages of china One of our favorite experiences in China […]

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EXPLORING THE ANCIENT WATER VILLAGES OF CHINA

  a day trip During our stay at the Kempinski Grand Shanghai, we organized a day trip to the nearby ancient water villages. The hotel coordinated all the details + it was a perfect escape to an amazing cultural experience. Read more about our stay here.  the village of Zhujiajiao Located about an hour from […]

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CHASING FALL IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

blue mountains weekend | the belle abroad

  Our Australian road trip started in Cairns and consisted mostly of sunshine + sand. While the season was changing to crisp autumn in the rest of the world, we were very much in the early stages of summer here. To get our taste of fall + cooler temps, we added a stop to the […]

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AN URBAN RETREAT AT THE PULI SHANGHAI

The PuLi Shanghai | the belle abroad

  Our Stay One thing that became super clear after about ten minutes in China is that there are a lot of people here. I know, I know, who doesn’t know that?! But I am serious when I say A LOT. It’s especially apparent in the major cities of Shanghai and Beijing with each counting […]

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