“Baozi”, Mandarin word for pork steamed buns or steamed pork buns are eaten as breakfast food and snacks in Shanghai. Baozi are found everywhere in Shanghai. They are the cheapest street food. Always served hot from the steamers and packed to go with a simple see-through bag as seen on the photo above. There are […]
Shanghai is a pet-friendly city. I’ve been living with my sister and brother-in-law’s dog for a week. While we walked with their poodle on Nanjing Road I realized dogs are not shunned. There are a number of locals walking their dogs or having them in a basket in front of their bikes. Poodles seem to […]
Foot Massage My brother-in-law suggested a foot massage for the whole family. The Ganzhi Blindman Massage on Beijing Xi Lu is a no-frill massage place where most of the massage therapists are either blind or partially blind. The six of us where divided into two groups of three. We took our seats in a dimly […]
To visit the newest, tallest and best of Shanghai’s buildings we traveled on the subway Line 2 from Nanjing Road to Pudong’s LuJiaZui Station. Most of the buildings at LuJiaZui, Shanghai’s financial center are less than 15 years old. 90% of the buildings are financial institutions. The rest are hotels and shopping centers. Shanghai World […]
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They say there’s no place like home and that “home is where the heart is”. For us, home for the last 12 months included short-term rental apartments, hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast places and friends’ homes. In the last two weeks our “home” was unconventional and close to nature. Home was a houseboat in Gerritsen […]