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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Peking Duck at DaDong in Beijing with Kevin

Kevin made reservations for us at a well known Peking duck restaurant. It was a beautiful location and the three of us had our own private room. First Course: vegetables, fruit, shrimp and edamame Second Course: Smoked salmon wrapped in avocado. The presentation was amazing – the salmon was under a small bell jar and … Continue reading »

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Touring the Forbidden City

Rich’s Chinese colleague, Kevin, was kind enough to your us around Beijing….

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Hello JW Marriott Beijing

We have less than 24 hours in Beijing for an extended layover…. Check out the beautiful dragon chandelier!

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Until Next Time Shanghai!

We leave today for Beijing and then leave for the states tomorrow. What a wonderful month! Below is a picture of – what I’m guessing will be – my last Starbucks Valencia Machiatto… I think it’s a special item here and I figure it is not offered in the states. If it isn’t I’m definitely … Continue reading »

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A Nice Visit to the Shanghai Museum

A beautiful museum with amazing Chinese artifacts….below are a few items I thought were interesting. The large looking bronze urn is a wine vessel. That’s a lot of wine!!!!!

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Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center

What an amazing place! It talks about the history of Shanghai and has a model of the whole city they consistently update!

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Century Park

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Until Next Time My Little, Delicious Friends

Very Sad….My last dumpling this visit…I could eat these soup dumplings (xiaolongbao) everyday!

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Shanghai Haircut

I desperately needed a haircut but all the Expats and hotel staff had me worried. I figured how bad could it be – my hair is short and it grows really fast. I decided to bite the bullet and walk into a place I had passed many times. I always had a good vibe about … Continue reading »

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Went to the flower market today with some Expat friends….

30 RMB….that’s about $5!

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