Last month we had shared the first part of Prithvi’s travels through Shanghai. Today we share the second part of the travels of this young, enthusiastic, and vivacious globe trotting author.

Jade Buddha Temple

My travels have taken me through an unexpected spiritual journey to the world’s most famous and sacred religious places. In Shanghai, the journey continues at the world-renown Jade Buddha temple…

The most famous pieces of the temple are two Jade Buddhas imported from Burma in 1882. The first Buddha is sitting, a reflection of his moment of enlightenment. The second Buddha is reclining, reflecting his departure from this world in serenity. 

Visiting the Jade Buddha temple was one of the more peaceful and self-preserving experiences I had through my travels and I hope to return there again some day…

Yu Yuan Garden of Happiness

We spent one of our nights taking a stroll through Old Town Shanghai…my favorite kind of streets lined with souvenirs and hole in the wall restaurants, tea houses, and the amazing view of the gardens.


Last, but definitely not the least – I had the amazing opportunity to see Kaskade, one of my favorite DJs, while traveling in Shanghai! Needless to say, he was fantastic and I can’t believe I touched his magic hand!! It’s too bad I got food poisoning halfway into the night and had to turn back to rest for the next few days 😦 Nevertheless, totally worth it!!


Pictures and Travel Story By : Prithvi Guruprasad. Prithvi is a recent U.C. Berkeley alum who lives and works as a professional consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves to travel, meet new people, and explore unfamiliar cultures and languages. With an innate appreciation for music, fashion, and art, Prithvi hopes to bring distant places close to home through her blog. She blogs at