NANJING DAYS AND MYSTERIOUS WAYS

Ma usun, et kuskil 99,8% teist ei tule Hiinat külastades pähe kohe esimese variandina külastada sellist linna nagu Nanjing. Aga ometi just sinna teekond meid sel korral viis, sest see üks põhjus, mis mind Hiina in the first place meelitas (= mu abikaasa kolmekuune töölähetus) just nimel selles linnas aset ka leidis. Nanjing on Shanghaist kiirrongiga kuskil 1,5 tunni kaugusel asuv linn, mis on Shanghaist küll väiksem, kuid meie mõistes on seda “väiksust” natuke keeruline hoomata, sest Nanjingis elab 8 miljonit inimest võrreldes Shanghai 23 miljoniga. Rahvamassi alla me aga õnneks ei mattunud ja pigem meile Nanjing väga meeldis. Süngemat laadi ilma tõttu tundus see koht ehk kergelt hallim kui värvikirev ja justkui südasuvine Shanghai, kuid oma võlu leidsime sellestki. Tõenäoliselt jääb piltide järgi mulje, et Nanjingis me ennekõike ainult sõime .. ja võimalik, et see tegelikult nii ka oligi. Sest üks asi, millega Hiinas põnevust koguda on just nimel selle uskumatu toidumaailm.

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I’m pretty sure that for about 99,8% of China first time visitors Nanjing may not be the first pick when choosing where to go. We, on the other hand, new from the beginning that Nanjing will be our final destination because the main reason we decided to go to China in the first place was my husbands 3-month-long-work-trip (work exchange program to be more precise) that took place in Nanjing. Nanjing itself is located about 1,5 hour train ride away from Shanghai and is “smaller” than Shanghai. I used the quotation marks because it’s funny to say smaller to the city that has 8 million people living in it, but as there are 23 million people living in Shanghai, then smaller it is (Estonia has 1,3 million people, in total, just FYI). And as we didn’t know what to expect from Nanjing we were rather pleasantly surprised of that place and although the weather didn’t happen to be as sunny and bright as in Shanghai, we still managed to get the best of it.

SAYING GOODBYE TO NANJING

Ja just nii kiirelt nagu me siia Hiina saabusime, on nüüd aeg pakkida meie (tõenäoliselt ülekaalulised) kohvrid ning võtta suund tagasi kodu poole. Ning justkui lennumoest inspireerituna (ja natuke ka sellepärast, et viimasel päeval leiad ikka kohvrist need asjad, mida sa pole reisi jooksul kordagi kandnud) sai jäädvustatud – seekord isegi õigesti kantud variandis – H&M Conscious Exclusive’i kollektsioonist pärit sallike, aegumatud aviaatorid ja efekti mõttes ka natuke paljad õlad. Taustal meie rõdult avanev Nanjingi Jianye piirkond, mida on oht igatsema jääda küll.

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And just as quickly as we arrived, it is now time to pack our (probably overweight) bags, leave China behind us and head back home. And with a slight hint to aviation inspired fashion (and maybe because on the last day you tend to find items in your suitcase that you haven’t worn during the entire trip) here is a look featuring aviators, H&M Conscious Exclusive scarf (worn this time like it should be) and maybe some bare shoulders, too. All this together with Nanjing’s Jianye district view that opened from our balcony. Sure will miss that one. 

Knit: Gina Tricot / Pants: Lindex / Scarf: H&M Conscious Exclusive / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Photos: Helene Vetik

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Nädal kaugel Hiinas on läinud, Shanghaist on sujuvalt saanud Nanjing, ning ennem, kui ma Shanghai postituste juurde tagasi tulen, kiired jäädvustused meie Nanjingi peatuspaiga tagaaiast, mis kuidagi sujuvalt klappis minu jalas olevate Lindexi TOMORROW kollektsiooni meeldivalt laiade pükstega.

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Week has past oh-so-quickly here in China, we have left Shanghai behind and are currently located in Nanjing and before I get back to all the posts from Shanghai, here is an outfit capture from our backyard here in Nanjing that nicely matched with them wide pants from Lindex TOMORROW collection. 

Pants: Lindex TOMORROW / Top: Topshop / Shoes: H&M / Watch: CLUSE / Bag: Mango / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban