Tag Archives: Xiao long bao

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 Final Countdown Begins in Hong Kong

These were some of the hardest posts I had to write during my time in Hong Kong. The last few days, the final countdown, the end of a life-changing semester. Let’s start the clock. 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

Chinese Dragons, Flower Cannons and Whole Roasted Pigs – Just Another Day in Hong Kong

I thought Chinese dragons were as colorful as festivals got in Hong Kong, but I was wrong. Have you ever heard of flower cannons? If not, check out the Hung Shing Festival in Kau Sai in my latest post.

Did I mention I discovered my new love for Xiao long bao here too? Yeah, that happens also. Continue reading