West Meets East​

上海 Blog #20 二零一五年六月九号星期二 Tuesday June 9th, 2015 Local Time: 20:29 Shanghai Time I’ll admit the French concession was a bit boring. The history behind it was cool though. Turns out the Shanghaiese government willing …

Qi Pao​

上海 Blog #19 二零一五年六月七号星期天 Monday June 8th, 2015 Local Time: 21:40 Shanghai Time The fabric market was not my cup of tea. Tailor made dresses, suits and Qi Paos (traditional Chinese dresses) don’t really suit …

Moments in Mountains to Myself​

上海 Blog #18 二零一五年六月七号星期天 Sunday June 7th, 2015 Local Time: 21:37 Shanghai Time After spending the night in our relatively fancy hotel in Maoshan, our alarms went off at the unholy hour of 6:30 this …

A Unique Conversation with a Breath-Taking View

上海 Blog #17 二零一五年六月六号星期六 Saturday June 6th, 2015 Local Time: 22:29 Shanghai Time We’re shaking things up a bit off the beaten path today with our weekend trip to MaoShan.  This is our first location …

Dinner and a Show: Us Being the Show​

上海 Blog #15 二零一五年六月四号星期四 Thursday June 4th, 2015 Local Time: 17:34 Shanghai Time Lunch today was, zeme shuo yingwen, just plain weird. We decided to try this little hole in the wall called “Sugar.” Now …

Time for Two Temples: Buddhism and Daoism​

上海 Blog #14 二零一五年六月三号星期四三 Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 Local Time: 21:23 Shanghai Time Had noodles once again for lunch today. The Jade Buddha Temple was the first stop on the agenda today. You want to …

Cultural Revolution Through Art

上海 Blog #13 二零一五年六月二号星期四二 Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 Local Time: 20:59 Shanghai Time Given this being my 13th blog post, I’d like to begin by debunking a common myth regarding China. In my hotel/dorm/thing whatever …

Bartering in 5 Easy Steps: Maybe a Car?​

上海 Blog #12 二零一五年六月一号星期四一 Monday June 1st, 2015 Local Time: 22:59 Shanghai Time Don’t worry, I plan to keep this one short because I am exhausted and something about the heat wave today has my …