The fresh vegies are so unusual, plentiful and colorful. This Chinese woman is my favorite. Always happy to see me and always puts more vegetables in my bag than I pay for. She'll add green onions, garlic, or fresh ginger free of charge with a large smile all the while talking rapidly to me in Chinese. The cost for 2 large bunches of broccoli - with extra vegies thrown in - 50 cents!
Foraging For Supplies March 21st 2007 So where do those expats shop for their daily food anyway??? After living here awhile, I’ve discovered there are many approaches to buying food. Some prefer to have their ayi’s do all the shopping and cooking and they never set foot in a food store. Some only frequent international food stores, believing the quality to be higher and (most importantly), safer. Some only shop Chinese locations ... 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
In 2006, our family began what we thought was a 3 year adventure of living and traveling in China. But like Gilligan, our 3 year tour turned into something much longer and deeper than we expected. This was just the beginning of our cultural travels and blogs. 3 years turned into 6 years and included a time of residence in South Korea as well. The kids have all transitioned into and out of college leaving us as empty nesters, but not empty of ambitions to continue to explore the world. Come along with us as we seek to expand our understanding of this marvelous world in which we live!
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