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Shanghai Pooches

A couple of decades ago, in most of China (and even still in many parts today) it was often unheard of to keep a pet, much less treat it as if it were your second grandchild. But today, especially in

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Shanghai Pooches

A couple of decades ago, in most of China (and even still in many parts today) it was often unheard of to keep a pet, much less treat it as if it were your second grandchild. But today, especially in

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Ode to Hong Kong

  When I was growing up and I thought of China, or Japan, or any place in Asia really, I imagined this; narrow streets bustling with people, skyscrapers enclosing on all sides, and an energy that can’t be described but

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Ode to Hong Kong

  When I was growing up and I thought of China, or Japan, or any place in Asia really, I imagined this; narrow streets bustling with people, skyscrapers enclosing on all sides, and an energy that can’t be described but

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Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

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Moganshan Lu

One of most delightful places in Shanghai by far is Moganshan Lu, otherwise known as the M50 galleries. This mini-neighborhood found near Suzhou Creek (and has it’s own Wikipedia Page) is a collection of independent shops, galleries and studios occupying the

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The Ningbo Museum

Last April I accompanied some friends to a weekend sports tournament in the city of Ningbo,  3 hours southeast of Shanghai. This was shortly after the 2012 winner of the Pritzker Prize was announced, Chinese architect Wang Shu( His small

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The Ningbo Museum

Last April I accompanied some friends to a weekend sports tournament in the city of Ningbo,  3 hours southeast of Shanghai. This was shortly after the 2012 winner of the Pritzker Prize was announced, Chinese architect Wang Shu( His small

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The Ironic Sweater Market: Because Deep Down, We’re All Wannabe Hipsters

Are you one of those people who shops at Urban Outfitters and will gladly fork over $50 for a t-shirt with some obscure 80’s icon (like this!) Well then the Ironic Sweater Market is for you! The Anxi Clothing Market

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The Ironic Sweater Market: Because Deep Down, We’re All Wannabe Hipsters

Are you one of those people who shops at Urban Outfitters and will gladly fork over $50 for a t-shirt with some obscure 80’s icon (like this!) Well then the Ironic Sweater Market is for you! The Anxi Clothing Market

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The Pudong Antique Market

 About a week ago, some friends phoned me, inviting me along to check out the Pudong Antique Market. In my mind I envisioned the typical Shanghai market somewhere in the city, with stall after stall of near identical “antiques” and

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The Pudong Antique Market

 About a week ago, some friends phoned me, inviting me along to check out the Pudong Antique Market. In my mind I envisioned the typical Shanghai market somewhere in the city, with stall after stall of near identical “antiques” and

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The Catie Lo-down

A few months back, while meandering through the French Concession on one of my morning runs, I caught a glimpse of a shop so lovely it literally made me stop in my tracks. In the dim window I discerned sparkling

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The Catie Lo-down

A few months back, while meandering through the French Concession on one of my morning runs, I caught a glimpse of a shop so lovely it literally made me stop in my tracks. In the dim window I discerned sparkling