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
Category: Travel & leisure
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!
We’re on our way back from a quick weekend up to the ice festival in Harbin (we left on Friday morning and are heading back on Sunday evening – plenty of time but not too long to get bored) – Hubby and son are investigating the minimal shopping that Harbin airport offers during an hour … Continued
One of our long-time ShanghaiMamas members, Sara Naumann, is in the midst of competing for the 2013 WildChina Explorer Grant. Here is a bit about her intriguing research project and how we can help her win…