Zàijiàn Shànghǎi

Headed home!

  
  

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Sericulture Tour with Tracy and Michael

This past Wednesday I participated in another Shanghai and Beyond tour. This one was a whole day on sericulture – silkworm farming.

We visited a silk bedding factory, a family that raises the worms and then a mulberry orchard. 

I realized how little I knew about silk!

Did you know that silkworms are blind?

That 8000 cocoons are needed to created 3lbs of silk floss?

That this type of silkworm only eats mulberry leaves?

That there is a Spring and Fall season? And that the Spring silk is more expensive because the worms have less predators in the Spring, thus producing stronger silk?

It was a great day with great people!

  

Michael and the factory owner.

Aren’t they cute!

  

The owner’s home whete we had lunch

  

Examples of the cocoons

  

Spreding out the silk to make a duvet

  

Quite odd – in the bathhroom they had a turtle and some eels. Maybe for dinner?

   

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Dinner at the Concierge Lounge

Every night at our hotel there is a speciality item featured at dinner. Thursday night is Peking Duck.

Needless to say Thursday is our favorite night!

 

The whole set up!

  

The chef who knows how much I love those delicious little pancakes!

 

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On my way….to the largest Disney Store in the world!! 

Opened yesterday in Shanghai in anticipation of Shanghai Disneyland opening in 2016!

  

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Restaurant by day – mouse house by night

I walk by this restaurant often – always busy at lunch.

Who knew there was a night crowd as well…

   

Funny thing is – it’s the first creature I have seen in China!

 

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Panda Explosion!

While walking around on Sunday we walked into a mall that had a panda exhibit. There were a ton of them!

   
           

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Cool pop up shop near Suzhou Creek!

Rich and decided to explore a new area on Sunday and visited a cool pop up shop that had music, drinks, clothing and jewelry (both new and vintage).

It was quite the Chinese hipster scene…

 

Cool space – Sunday a shop/most nights a club.

  

Fun ring I bought.

  

Suzhou Creek

 

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A beautiful afternoon for some wine and Spanish ham….

After strolling through the Gubei area of Shanghai we decided to stop to relax with a nice bottle of wine.

  

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Space Invaders.

Cool wall

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Coffee

Rich and strolled around Shanghai yesterday.

Coffee was one of our stops!

  

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