Guilin, China – A Poetry

While planning our one month getaway to China, we knew we had to take in some nature. My husband kept mentioning “the mountains”. Guilin had those. After a lot of hassle booking the tickets through a Chinese travel app (damn you, c-trip), we were ready to go. Never. Take. Shanghai Airlines. Again. That plane looked…

The Old Towns of Shanghai

Towards the end of our stay in Shanghai, we were done with the electronic lights and the posh interiors and were looking for more of the old. My nest of contacts suggested Zhaojialou and Zhujiajiao (yes, I had gotten the two names mixed up on more than one occasion). Zhaojialou (赵家楼) Actually located within Shanghai, and…

Shanghai Part 1 – The Chaos.

I had been planning to make a trip back to China for a while now. The last time I was in Shanghai was 2003…likely 2003. China is as complicated to describe as the US. The good, the bad, it’s all there in the open, you can see it the moment your feet touches the ground….