Authors Note 1: we were supposed to spend this three day weekend in Jiuzhaigou National Park, which is supposed to be one of China’s (and the world’s) most visually stunning natural landscapes. Our flight was cancelled the day before, though, so we decided to go to Shanghai. Author’s Note 2: We made this trip in March 2014. I actually wrote the whole blog in March also… I’ve just been slow to upload and add the pictures. At this point… we’ve actually now visited Jiuzhaigou too. 🙂 Friday 星期五…

I’ve posted a few things about ‘oddities’ we’ve experienced while living in China.  Now that four months have officially passed, we’ve come up with a new list of things.  The ones below are all food-related, but we have others, which may make the cut into another post in the near future. These fall squarely into the “Not Weird, Just Different” category.  Some are good, some are maybe not as good. Other things are little differences, some of which I will likely miss when we find our way to…

I know, the label even says “Zucchini”.  But they’re not. These are cucumbers. I’ve done this twice now- TWICE I’ve bought cucumbers, thinking they were zucchini.  Oh, the trials and tribulations of living in a foreign country. The first time was when we were having some work colleagues over for dinner.  They are Chinese and I was trying to bust out my wicked kitchen skillz moves with the goal of cooking Chinese food for our new Chinese friends.  Luckily, I own the Chinese cookbook equivalent of the Julia…

Reposted from Trip Advisor. Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tour We were in Hong Kong for a long weekend in January 2014 and had heard there was ‘decent’ food in the vicinity. Rather than simply trust our noses, we signed up to explore the city with the experts of Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours. Our guide was Silvana and we embarked on a tongue smacking adventure with a group of ~8 at about 1:30pm. From there, we visited 5-6 venues for AMAZING foods, and got many more recommendations and…