A guide to Shanghai street food

A guide to Shanghai street food

With one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, Shanghai is home to a range of lip-smacking adventures! (Including some tasty bites on our Streets of Shanghai walking tour!) But you don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant for quality grub — the city’s street food is guaranteed...

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The traditional Tinder: Why matchmaking families flock to Shanghai’s Marriage Market

The traditional Tinder: Why matchmaking families flock to Shanghai’s Marriage Market

In 2016, SK-II, a Chinese skincare brand, filmed a takeover of Shanghai’s Marriage Market, marriage’s monument to capitalism in People’s Park in the city centre. Addressing the issue of China’s “leftover women,” the four-minute video asks for daughters to be permitted to be strong and free of traditional expectations. The moment I...

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Things to do in: Shanghai

Things to do in: Shanghai

Easy to get around thanks to an extensive public transit network, filled with eye-popping architecture, and offering something to see and do for nearly every type of traveller, Shanghai is an easy city to fall in love with. It may be chaotic at times, but that doesn’t mean you won’t...

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A dress fit for a wedding… and for the Trans-Siberian train

A dress fit for a wedding… and for the Trans-Siberian train

Between high school and university, I went to Belgium for a year on Rotary exchange, to improve the French I’d learned at school and experience a different culture. I got along well with all three of my host families, but in the second one, there was a daughter a year...

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The complete guide to: Shanghai travel

The complete guide to: Shanghai travel

Vibrant Shanghai is China’s largest city and has something to offer every type of traveller. Some might find the sheer size and pace a bit overwhelming, but once you start getting to know the city, it’s hard not to find something to be charmed by — be it a beautiful...

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The complete guide to: Guangzhou travel

The complete guide to: Guangzhou travel

Guangzhou is an exciting city with a lot to offer in terms of sights, attractions, food, and fun. Whether you’re filling your plate with traditional Cantonese dim sum (something Guangzhou is famous for), taking a cruise along the mighty Pearl River, shopping the city’s many markets and malls, or doing...

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24 hours: in Shanghai

24 hours: in Shanghai

Shanghai is a city you could spend weeks in and still not even scratch the surface of everything there is to see, do and, eat. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience as much as you can with whatever time you have. If you only have 24 hours, you can...

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24 hours in: Guangzhou

24 hours in: Guangzhou

Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, is China’s third largest city and located just across the border from Hong Kong. Guangzhou may not have the same level of recognition as Shanghai or Beijing, but there’s just as much to see and do here. Only have 24 hours to...

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Why you need to visit the Great Wall of China

Why you need to visit the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China might be synonymous with Coke as one of the most recognised brands in the world. And yes, I do mean “brand” because tourist attractions to the wall are businesses unto themselves. But just because it’s a major hub for crowds of tourists (and money-making) doesn’t...

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Things to do in: Guangzhou

Things to do in: Guangzhou

Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is China’s third largest city and one of the busiest transport hubs in the country. The capital of Guangdong Province might not be as well-known as Beijing or Shanghai — but it should be. The ancient city has a history that goes back over 2,000...

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