Hi there, I'm Pearl Howie (aka Pearl Escapes) and this is my guide to Shanghai. When I visited, in 2010, which is some time ago it was a city in flux, rapidly reinventing itself and, I felt, having a little identity crisis. But I eventually found its heart, right in front of me, on the Bund and I'm not sure that will ever change. I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.