Category Archives: China

Shanghai – Beautiful Bund and Delicious Buns

Since Sean only had one more day to see all that Shanghai had to offer with me, I was hell-bent to make sure he saw the best. In my opinion, this involved Xiao long bao from Shanghai’s most famous restaurant. Turns out it also involved a guy in a Yankees jacket. Check out the full story below! Continue reading

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Shanghai – Capital of Copy Bags and Terrible English Translations

Have I told you yet how much I love Asia? It’s true – I can’t deny it. And let’s face it, instead of being a cash strapped college student traveling around Asia, I was traveling in style like never before. Surprisingly though, the more affluent visitors to China get just as down and dirty as the backpackers living in hostels. Their days in Shanghai involve back alleys and calculators! Continue reading

Ni Hao Shanghai – Would You Care for Some Hairy Crab?

Three and a half years since I’d embarked on the study abroad adventure of a lifetime to  Hong Kong, China and yet my heart still ached to go back. Through nothing short of divine intervention, I found myself in circumstance making the miraculous happen and I was going back to Asia! Shanghai here I come! The question was, would I return this time? Continue reading

The Countdown in Hong Kong Continues, and I Learn Packing Sucks!

The final days saga continues. No matter how many years go by since my study abroad, whenever I look back over these posts, it seems as vivid to me as if it happened yesterday. Don’t miss it – there’s a very fancy, schmancy date to be had! Continue reading

Our Last Gasp of Spring Break in Shanghai

We were down to the wire for our spring break in mainland China, but we still managed to make the most of what little time we had left – come hell or high water. Check out our last few days in Shanghai below! Continue reading

Shanghai – Like Hong Kong, Only Communist

I had only a vague idea of what might be in store for us when we made it to Shanghai after the heavy-handed communist feeling that permeated Beijing. It was quite different from Beijing, to say the least. Continue reading

Food Poisoning and The Great Wall of China – Don’t Forget the Panda Hats

Note to self: Getting food poisoning 24 hours prior to hiking over three miles on the Great Wall of China is not a good idea. Not good at all. Did I make it? Find out now. Continue reading