Sandwiched between Zhejiang and Guangzhou provinces, Fujian province stretches from the mountainous interior of south-east China (where the climate is perfect for tea growing) to the almost 3,000km long coastline which overlooks Taiwan. It has long been a province of emigrants, of which my husband is one, and has much to tempt those of … Continued
Category: Travel & leisure
Shanghai Mamas sat down recently to catch up with Kimberly, the winner of the grand prize from the silent auction held at the Shanghai Mamas annual family day party on 19 November 2017. We were so excited for Kimberly and her family, the winners of a 5 day, 4 night Christmas cruise to Kochi, Japan. … Continued
Date Night at Shanghai Slim’s Ok Mamas, this date night isn’t for the faint-hearted, or, for that matter, for dainty eaters. Sure, there are some pretty nice salads on offer, but this is a place to not just make your man happy, but to feed your own inner-man-appetite (we know you have one)! We’re … Continued
By Hannah Zheng Xinjiang, to me quite literally a new frontier, is a place I’d longed to visit. The largest Chinese administrative division (larger than Tibet, and nearly seven times the size of the U.K.), it sits in the far north west of the country, a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, languages and … Continued
By Shirani Alfreds Our family recently went to Chengdu over a weekend (Friday to Sunday) to see their most famous inhabitants, the pandas. Given the 3.5 hour flight each way, people asked if it was worth it. Our answer is ‘yes’, given our agenda with a 7-year-old and 2-year-old was solely panda viewing and … Continued
Summer time is coming and I’m in the midst of planning our summer vacation, for my wife, my son and myself. I once heard a comedian in Germany say that many people don’t understand that they have to make a choice in life: enjoy vacations, or have children. Well it’s not that extreme, but if not planned … Continued
I don’t define myself as a runner but I am thrilled to know that I am about to run the “Greatest Run”. Given that the run is on the Great Wall of China I am not sure that any other run can truly take the title.
It’s not often that parents with pushchairs get to be treated like royalty in Shanghai, but I have to say that the Shanghai Expo does just that!