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Bites of Shanghai


I’ve been in Shanghai now for exactly a week – it feels like so much longer, simply because of how much I’ve had to cram into my mind (language barriers, new people, new food, new surroundings).

Here are some things I love about this town;

  • Street food: The vendors on the street sell some of the best food in the city. This lady above had this delicious pork-bun sort of food, that contained a delicious meat ball surrounded by yummy, soupy broth. Amazing and perplexing how they manage to keep all the liquids contained in that bun.
  • Cost of Living: Everything is cheap here. 1 yuan is the price for one of those buns which is 20 cents! I got a 2 hour massage for only $20. It’s a very easy city to live in.
  • Shopping: There are a myriad of shops here ranging from the fakes for which you haggle, to gorgeous little boutiques around the French Concession area, then to big name stores like Ferragamo and Louis Vuitton. Enough choice for everyone.
  • Tea: There’s tea with EVERY meal, I meal each and every meal. For a tea lover like me, that’s bliss.
  • Soup Dumplings: Dumplings that contain soup are a genius creation and absolutely comforting and delicious on rainy days.

Not too many negatives (the constant rain at this time of year is debilitating), but otherwise I’m looking forward to the rest of my time in this city.

Will bring you more news as it comes…

Tell me what’s your favourite city? Why?

One Comment leave one →
  1. 29/06/2010 8:33 am

    You travel a lot!! Lucky you!

    Thanks for sharing this!

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