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On December 29, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Ko Lipe, Thailand — After nearly 72 hours without Internet connection, I sit in a restaurant on well-developed Ko Lipe, catching up a little online.Continue Reading →
Taipei, Taiwan — I started my day off with something never eaten; xián dòujiāng (咸豆漿, savory soy milk).
Breakfast: 25NT / $0.84 – Xián dòujiāng (savory soy milk)
In a bowl, youtiao (油条, deep-fried dough sticks), zhacai (榨菜, pickled radish), rousong(肉松, freeze－dried pork floss), dried baby shrimp, scallions, chili, and a splash of vinegar are combined with a [...]Continue Reading →
Taipei, Taiwan — I’ve left the cold of Beijing. I didn’t stick around to prove the snowy weather forecast right or wrong. I’m in one of my favorite Asian cities to visit my husband’s family— Taipei. I walked out of the plane and smelled humidity. While waiting for the express bus I [...]Continue Reading →
Chez Spencer / Mission // French
My special splurge spot, love the sweetbreads, my poetic little hideaway, my girlfriend and I spoil ourselves here, I love this place…
Isa / Marina // French
I love their foie gras, sweetbreads, and rack of lamb…
After four days in Vancouver for a family wedding (Chinese food throughout), my appetite is satiated from banquet gatherings. I love it here! Vancouver reminds me of my favorite place in the world, San Francisco. With ocean and nature nearby, the skies are typically blue when not foggy. From one district to another, [...]Continue Reading →
Hike the Great Wall 长城 from Jinshanling to Simatai.
Four hours of breathtaking views along unrestored-to-restored wall. Wear sunscreen, pack water, and during winter wear layers. Extra time? Camp on the Great Wall.
Wander the corridors of the Forbidden Palace 故宫.
I recommend [...]
While traveling with Shanti, I had the pleasure of getting used to staying in hostels. For the most part, I was surprised by how cozy, cheap, well-furnished and well serviced they were. However, over the length of the trip, hostels had to slowly win my love over with their Chinese-English dictionaries, WiFi, and the complimentary golden retriever in every lobby (we saw three of them in three separate hostels).Continue Reading →
Shanghai, China — First night in Shanghai, we went to a party for the brand Converse. When I first heard about the event, I thought it would be a big opening for a store in Shanghai. I was surprised to find out that Converse was really just hosting an awesome party in a warehouse where we could silkscreen our own t-shirts, listen to live electronic rock and collectively paint a huge canvas mural.Continue Reading →