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SHANGHAI TRIP POST: FOOD

SHANGHAI TRIP POST: FOOD

The food in Shanghai was unsurprisingly impeccable, and we had no trouble getting accustomed to the local food, being frequent diners of Chinese food back in the United States. In fact, we ate Szechuan food for the first time in Shanghai during our stay in 2010, and because of that it has actually become a family favorite for us from that point on. Nonetheless, Shanghai is the perfect place to try out new and unique food items, and during our…

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SHANGHAI TRIP POST: PARKS AND GARDENS

SHANGHAI TRIP POST: PARKS AND GARDENS

With average temperatures in the 90s and humidity topping maximum levels in Shanghai, our day-to-day itinerary is filled with visits to local city gardens and parks. Shanghai is filled with parks, or 公园 (gong yuan) in Chinese, and it offers a cool and peaceful environment away from the heat and busy nature of the city life. We visited a few memorable parks in our ten day trip: Zhongshan Park: An oasis nestled in the middle of a busy financial district…

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SHANGHAI TRIP POST #1: A VIBRANT CITY WITH A DISTINCT CULTURE

SHANGHAI TRIP POST #1: A VIBRANT CITY WITH A DISTINCT CULTURE

So far, Shanghai has treated me very well, and I’ve had the chance to relive some incredible memories from many years ago. It’s a big switch in experience to go from Seattle to Shanghai, and sometimes I feel myself having to catch up with the accelerated way of life here. As I approach the one-week point into this trip, I’ve come across some pretty interesting and significant cultural aspects that are worth talking about, so without further ado, let’s dive…

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ASIA TRIP INTRODUCTION

ASIA TRIP INTRODUCTION

OFF TO SHANGHAI Amid the hubbub and excitement of the MLB non-waiver trade window as it winds down to a close, I am headed off for a month-long Asia journey that will start with a 10 day excursion in Shanghai and end with 16 days in my home country of Thailand. On this trip I will be regularly writing about the experiences, food, and people that I encounter along the way, as well as possibly creating a few vlogs for…

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