Month: April 2006

The Fabric Market

Haggling the price of fabric at the market was an interesting sight to see. The Man’s Sister, L, has an air of boredom about her as if she can’t believe they are still trying to inflate the price because she’s a westerner. They soon realise it just isn’t worth it. 20rmb for a meter of Read More

The Fabric Market

Haggling the price of fabric at the market was an interesting sight to see. The Man’s Sister, L, has an air of boredom about her as if she can’t believe they are still trying to inflate the price because she’s a westerner. They soon realise it just isn’t worth it. 20rmb for a meter of Read More

Dim Sum Day

Days are irrelevant until we have to head home so not sure what day it is today. Yesterday was dim sum day. Amazing selection of small little parcels of food: seafood wrapped in pastry, sweet buns filled with char sui and slathered in sweet, glistening msg. Beautifully prepared, served gradually by skilled staff each with Read More

Dim Sum Day

Days are irrelevant until we have to head home so not sure what day it is today. Yesterday was dim sum day. Amazing selection of small little parcels of food: seafood wrapped in pastry, sweet buns filled with char sui and slathered in sweet, glistening msg. Beautifully prepared, served gradually by skilled staff each with Read More

Shanghai Nights – Part I

Too tired this morning to be more descriptive. please bear with me while I acclimatize. The Little Sheep. Huoguo or hot pot. Fantastic set up. We (well the Man’s sister’s Mate) ordered various raw meat and veg dishes, which were served about the same time as a huge pot of half hot and half mild Read More

Shanghai Nights – Part I

Too tired this morning to be more descriptive. please bear with me while I acclimatize. The Little Sheep. Huoguo or hot pot. Fantastic set up. We (well the Man’s sister’s Mate) ordered various raw meat and veg dishes, which were served about the same time as a huge pot of half hot and half mild Read More

Berger’s Berger

Restaurants around the world are the same as restaurants on the continent. You can sit outside, order you food and watch the world go by. And if you don’t fancy any of the more exotic food you can always find a burger and chips. Funny that. Read More

Dairy Milk

We took over2.4 kg of dairy milk for the Man’s sister & mate. Seems like they can’t get good old British chocolate very easily – or at least cheaply. A packet was opened immediately when the Mate returned home from work. I’m on holiday so – go on then. Read More

j’adore le flying high

After two hours sleep I was up preparing for our flight. No stomach for breakfast at 5am. Checked in by 8am, in executive lounge for 8.15. Expected more choice in edibles here – maybe some fruit, cereal etc. instead just had a choice of shortbread and selected chocolate biscuits. Two of these with my fruit Read More

Yay for my holiday!

For the next two weeks I am on holiday in Shanghai. There’s no use trying to prepare for a healthy living experience, when you’re not sure of what you will experience in general. So for the coming weeks I’m going to see how it goes. If I’m healthy all the better. Read More

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