Xinjiang: a new frontier

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

Great Wall or Bust!

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.

Minus 27 degrees isn’t actually that bad!

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

Vote for Sara

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…