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2013/07/31 Chinese Tourist in Shanghai 01

The Chinese tourist in Shanghai

“Come on a cruise on the Huangpu River! Buy your tickets here!” a pimply teenager in a sweat-soaked vest droned loudly into the bustling crowd, “Our deals offer…

Da Fu Gui Dumplings 01

Hunger pangs at Da Fu Gui (大富贵)

The discovery of Shanghainese snackhouse/ restaurant Da Fu Gui (大富贵) was an accidental delight. As adverse I am to crowds, hungry hordes are hard to ignore when delicious (hence popular)…

Winter street walk 01

Winter walking

It was only a few weeks ago, the cold and dampness of Shanghai’s winter had gotten to me in the worst possible way. Hibernation swiftly took over and…

Light and Fury in the Night

Standing on the roof under the darkened sky, I felt the wind knife through me, chilling me right to the core. At that moment, the lunar eclipse was…