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Misadventures in Shanghai, China: Contrary to Popular Belief, I Was Not Having Sex a.k.a. My Concussion Story

Today I shaved my legs for the first time in three weeks. This shaving sojourn was not caused by my usual laziness or even my hippy tendencies, no it was instead caused by an intense fear of bending over in … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Limeade Shanghai-style

Almost every restaurant I’ve been to in Shanghai has had some form of limeade on the menu. The ingredients and tastes vary – some are sugary, some are tart – but they’ve all had a sense of Shanghai style to … Continue reading

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Temptation Tuesday: Chocolate Mochi Donuts from Dunkin' Donuts China

After the chaotic hell that is shopping for groceries in Shanghai, D.E. and I decided to treat ourselves to some all American dessert: Cold Stone Creamery. However, after watching the attendant sneeze large chunks of who-knows-what all over the ice … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Shanghai, China: A Barren City, aka Finding Food on Lunar New Year's Day

Part of the ignorance that came with not realizing it was Chinese New Year was not preparing for how closed everything would be in Shanghai. The town, which is normally packed full of hustling people and peddlers, was completely barren … Continue reading

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Temptation Tuesday: Boiled Peanuts

The first time I saw boiled peanuts, I was not impressed. They looked slimy and impossible to eat with the chopsticks I had been given. I thought they were some kind of disgusting fermented bean and was preparing for a … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Shanghai, China: Lunar New Year/Spring Festival Firework Extravaganza

Somehow, I had completely forgotten about Chinese New Year when I booked my flight to China. Even when Shanghai blogger MaryAnne Oxendale (from Wok with Me Baby – Cooking Non-Chinese Food in China) told me she was leaving town to … Continue reading

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