Shanghai, but not as you know it: ZhuJiaJiao water township

Forget the Bund, the shopping madness, the city lights…..get out of Shanghai and see something different.  ZhuJiaJiao is an ancient water township about an hour by rail out of Shanghai – and another 15 mins by taxi. We caught the train from … Continue reading

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Dogs – the universal language of awww

Dogs – the universal language of awww

Along my travels through Shanghai, Beijing, Lhasa, Nepal etc. one of the greatest bonding factors I've experienced is the universal love of animals. Purge all your Asian-eating-dog jokes/ preconceptions here. Shake it off, and embrace the fact that humans share … Continue reading

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Old Shanghai Street Scenes

Old Shanghai Street Scenes

Shanghai's "Shikumen" architecture combines the Chinese courtyard and Western archiecture. A lot of the housing in the older part of Shanghai is made of up these but the apartments are definitely taking over.  We didn't get to wander through Shikumen except … Continue reading

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