Even though this blog is called South of Shanghai, sometimes I have to take a little trip up north to the big bad behemoth that I guess you could call… the Hai*? I love my trips to Shanghai because when I do get a chance to wake up in this skyscraper-filled wonderland I’m a) too… Read More Shanghai Foodie Trip
SeMood (西木) Café is part of the ever morphing and changing culinary scene in Ningbo, which has slowly started cranking out unique settings with quality food and ingredients. Tucked away in a row of shops along Caihong North Road across from the Portman Hotel, the cozy little eatery has quickly become our favorite lunch… Read More The New Mood on the Block | SeMood Café Brings New Flavor to Portman
Leaving the city of Shanghai, a haven for gastronomy of all types and tastes, is like going through withdrawal. Gone is the luxury of being able to try something new on a daily basis. Let’s say you’re hankering some borscht for lunch and a little Greek for dinner, it’s available in Shanghai. Want to sample… Read More Shanghai Beer Run | Exploring the Megacity’s Good Eats & Brews
Two weeks in the end of June brought a change in the normal Ningbo day-to-day. Two weekends in a row sections of the city were filled with the sound of music drifting through the indecisive summer air. Whether rain or shine, people from all over the city flocked to the weekend events, eager to hear… Read More Music Music Everywhere….
On December 31st, 2014 at Glo London in Lao Waitan, tradition was substituted with excitement and flair. Champagne, the humble and trusted New Year’s beverage of choice the world over, was replaced by the mojito. Not just one, but 30 different colorful and tasty interpretations of the drink. Glo London’s New Year’s Eve Mojito Party… Read More Glo London’s New Year Mojito Bash
When I first decided to go to Tianfang Pagoda I mistook the name and, thinking it was instead called Tianning, I was taken aback when I found something completely different than expected. Armed with the proper name and location of the actual pagoda I wished to visit, I set out again determined to reach the… Read More Under the City – Part II
Everywhere you look holiday spirit is in the air, but this spirit is for a holiday that quickly passed and went. Although decorations, music, sales, and cheer abound for that most eternal of holidays, Christmas, there is less love in Ningbo for the Western New Years. Like most places in China, Ningbo doesn’t quite embrace… Read More A Tale of Two New Years