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Away from Home

Traveling implies a certain dose of discomfort. We aren’t roughing it—by Chinese standards, we have it easy, we have hot water, clean bathrooms, etc.—yet we are miles away from the convenience of...

Another World

We took the bus to meet Feng’s family (yes, there were more members to meet!) in the suburb of Shenyang. The forty-minute ride took us through the city, across the river. The furthest we went, the...

The Bund (外滩)

Shanghai is most famous for its iconic waterfront and its futuristic landscape along the Huangpu River that divides the city between the modern Pudong and the more traditional Puxi area. The Bund was...

Shanghai, Baby!

We are rebels at heart: we managed to break free from “the family”, no small feat when said family is Chinese and as sticky as glutinous 年糕 rice. Feng’s father stayed in Hubei, as he is attending a...

Hunan and Hubei Food

Chinese people eat constantly. As soon as we are done with breakfast, my father-in-law’s family suggest we have lunch. And after we have lunch, why not have a snack? Then it’s time to go for dinner...