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Posts from the ‘Shanghai’ Category

5 Questions I Never Want To Be Asked Again

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

Shanghai: Tips

Water
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.

Subway
Shanghai has a brilliant Metro subway app Read more

Observations from Shanghai

Here are some of my observations from Shanghai.

You can purchase numerous foods on sticks; sausages, a triad of mushrooms, deep fried potato spirals, broccoli branches, fish balls, fried tofu squares and whole small fish among others. Read more

How to eat a Shanghai Dumpling

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

Shanghai Thunderstorms

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

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Design*Sponge

Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more

A Healthy Happier Bear

Striving for moderation while taking in all that Europe has to offer!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated