I’m baaack!  Shanghai was a-mahhh-zzing.  I can’t get over what an awesome trip it was, and now that I’m back I’ve spent the last couple of days pouring over the 2000 photos I took to create a photo album while it’s still fresh in my mind. (Top travel tip: choose, cull & edit the best photos of a trip asap, you’ll never want to go through all 2000 and it’s all just too overwhelming later)
ALSO, turns out I’m blocked in China! Well, FujiFiles is, and all of your blogs too!
Blows my mind really the government censorship. They don’t have facebook either, can you imagine? I made good friends with a local Shanghainese who’s my age and I asked him how he felt about missing out on facebook and other parts of the internet, but he said he didn’t mind and that the government is slowly letting them have more. I guess they don’t know what they’re missing. I’m so grateful to live in a country that allows me to blog and say whatever I want and keep in contact with followers and friends from all over the world, so it’s good to be back!

Anyway, I’ve picked a few favs to show you guys for now, and I’ll be working on some more in depth posts of the more interesting things I did later this week.
p.s. it’s always a bit intimidating to post personal photos but you guys are all so supportive, I can’t help but to share these!

1. My favorite meal of the trip
2. Me amongst the red lanterns

1. The RIDICULOUSLY good view from my window
2. Shopping

1. Market finds
2. Me by the Yangtze River

1. Breakfast dumpling
2. Me & tea

1. Mao’s Little Red Books
2. Toy Shop

1. The Bund at night
2. Breakfast noodles

1. Chinese acrobats
2. Japanese photobooth

Like I said it’s good to be back, now I have a lot of catching up to do on all of your blogs! 
xoxo Cristina

Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. Oh you lucky lucky lady ♥
    I really really want to go to China, I’m in awe of the fact our blogs are blocked over there and facebook, although I despite the site anyway..

    *following your blog*

    Eda ♥

  2. Looks like an Amazing trip! How fabulous!

    I want a room just filled with those red lanterns!
    and the food looks amazing…

    Can’t wait to go someday.

    Best wishes
    Homan Rajai

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.