Patricia and Martin Eat Xiao Long Bao in Shanghai April 5th 2009 Xiao Long Bao is Shanghai's signature dish. Dimsum may be originally a Cantonese specialty, but this particular dimsum is definitely Shanghainese. You can't leave Shanghai without trying this soup dumpling. And the best place to try it is in this restaurant within the Dragon Gate Mall near the Yu Yuan complex. There is another outlet in the Xin Tian Di area, so take your pick. Just make sure ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life!
I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. ... full info