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Yangzhou Weekender

Shanghai Blogs   With a history of over 2,500 years, Yangzhou is just the kind of place that expats in Shanghai are looking for - it is quiet and serene than Hangzhou or Suzhou, yet still has all the hallmarks of great China travel: AAAAA-rated heritage spots, unique food culture, seemingly un...

Shanghai Waxing: How the Strip Member Card Works

Shanghai Blogs   If you've been in Shanghai for more than a minute and you've sought out hair removal options, no doubt Strip has been recommended to you: it's highly regarded not just around town, but internationally as well. Thanks to its commitment to quality, since its start in Singapore, ...

Shanghai's 3 Best Ochazuke

Shanghai Blogs   Ochazuke or chazuke is a simple Japanese dish made by pouring green tea, dashi, or hot water over cooked rice, usually with savoury toppings.   Kamon   It's fitting that one of our favorite locations for a warm bowl of ochazuke (RMB35) is this cozy and homey izakay...

China Travel: Xinjiang

Shanghai Blogs   Few people know that the Aladdin of One Thousand and One Nights is not actually from the Middle East. He was said to be Chinese. And if, as Scheherazade says, Aladdin was born in China, then he must certainly have been from the vast borderlands of the Muslim northwest.  ...

The Beat: The Club Paradox

Shanghai Blogs   You may well have heard by now that esteemed house club Lola is due to close at the end of May. Although I am by no means a regular there, and certain things about it aren’t to my taste, it’s an establishment that I have a level of respect for.   The Problem...

Let's Talk About Sex: Bro-mantic Getaway

Shanghai Blogs   Every week our sexperts take questions from our readers -- read on for this week's dilemma. I met a great girl a few months ago. Things are going well so far, though the relationship is still pretty new. Is it too soon to invite her along on a weekend trip with my friend...

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