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August 24th 2010
Published: October 25th 2010
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It's been a while, hasn't it? Here is a short photo blog of life in Jiading (where I stayed this summer) - enjoy!

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Good MorningGood Morning
Good Morning

This is the view I woke up to every morning

Jiading has a series of canals winding through the city
Does Doug like seaweed?Does Doug like seaweed?
Does Doug like seaweed?

Yes, in China there is such a thing as seaweed pringles
waiting in linewaiting in line
waiting in line

Breakfast! Every morning before class we would roam around the street vendor stalls looking for a tasty way to break our fast. The best vendors always had the longest lines.
The "Chinese Crepe"The "Chinese Crepe"
The "Chinese Crepe"

This stand became a group favorite. First a thin layer of batter is spread on a hot oiled pan.
add the eggadd the egg
add the egg

An egg is broken directly on it and also spread around.
next come the veggiesnext come the veggies
next come the veggies

The veggies usually came in some form of cilantro and green onions.
fold itfold it
fold it

Eventually the "crepe" is folded in half and a salty or spicy (to your individual taste) paste is smeared on top.
add the crunchadd the crunch
add the crunch

Next the whole thing is wrapped around a crunchy fried dough "cracker" (see the left foreground in the previous picture).
break itbreak it
break it

It is split in two ...
bag itbag it
bag it

... and placed in a bag for your dining pleasure. All of this for less than $0.50!
Me and a friendly traffic guardMe and a friendly traffic guard
Me and a friendly traffic guard

Traffic guards are quite common in China - although they have a wide range of temperaments.
The ever important task of deciding what to eatThe ever important task of deciding what to eat
The ever important task of deciding what to eat

Thank you Robbie and Peter for always making good choices!

We got to see a few pretty spectacular thunderstorms in Shanghai - and got caught out in one in particular. It was always nice to watch them from my hotel window though.

An almost empty garden that Alex D and I visited one morning.
red lanternred lantern
red lantern

In the oldtown neighborhood

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