Friday, September 15, 2017
Eating delicious hand-pulled noodles at small mom-and-pop restaurants is one of the simple food pleasures in Shanghai. Last night we were able to share those noodles with Hannah's friends who are passing through the city, along with some very yummy Chinese hamburgers (best we've ever tried). After all of that goodness, we had to try some cheese tea (it's quite delicious!) and enjoy fun times at some late-night spots in Puxi. You definitely can't get bored in this city.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Last year I found some articles online about some abandoned fishing villages on an island about 5 hours from Shanghai. It was really hard to find out how to get to the island but, after a lot of internet research and help from my high school secretary to book tickets online in Chinese, we ventured out to the island this weekend. And it was amazing! We explored Houtouwan from above and on foot after taking a boat ride around to the village. We ate lots of local food and toured the fish market. And we walked up to the local temple and interacted with a lot of wonderful, welcoming islanders.