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Shanghai’s Flower, Bird, and Insect Market

Visiting Shanghai during Golden Week meant sharing views of the Bund with nearly all of China’s 1.5 billion people. It was like Walmart on Christmas Eve over there. There were lines of cops everywhere with megaphones trying hopelessly to create order in a sea of chaos. But, it wouldn’t be China if you weren’t being… Continue reading Shanghai’s Flower, Bird, and Insect Market

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This Hotel Motel Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Moving to Kunshan Part 1

After a grueling 20-hour journey from Florida to Shanghai, my little family and I collapsed into bed at the Ramada Plaza next to the Pudong airport. Surprisingly enough, we all got several hours of sleep during the night. I feared our 15-month-old goober baby wouldn’t let us sleep that night, but our first night in… Continue reading This Hotel Motel Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Moving to Kunshan Part 1