Travelling solo has made for some interesting conversations, interactions and I have met some awesome people. The first thing I get asked by other travellers is whether I have had any issues travelling solo. To be honest I think what you put out is what you get back, and I haven’t had any problems (other than my backpack held for ransom in Athens). I also think that after this amount of time my instincts are pretty good (touch wood). However I do have a list of questions I never want to be asked again… Read more
Posts from the ‘Shanghai’ Category
Carry water everywhere. Its blooming hot. And don’t drink the tap water – it contains lot of heavy metals. Again, I have it on good authority that 2 bottles in the first day for the uninitiated won’t harm you.
Shanghai has a brilliant Metro subway app Read more
The shengjian bao or pan-fried pork dumpling are a Shanghainese street food classic.
Firstly memorize this symbol for Yang’s dumplings. They are a chain and have branches all over the city but that shouldn’t put you off – their branches are crammed with locals, whatever the hour, as they are considered the benchmark for shengjian in Shanghai. Read more
I am currently sitting in my room on the 15th floor of a hotel near the Shanghai Science Museum metro station, watching an electrical storm fork across the sky accompanied by a soundtrack of annoyed honks from those cars gridlocked on the road below. This hotel room is not my intended accommodation for the night however it has been an interesting night not to say the least. Read more