Chinese New Year at Jing’an Temple

Day two of Chinese New Year started with a search for open restaurants for breakfast. We found KFC of course. Then made our way down to Jing’an Temple. It is a beautiful temple hidden in the middle of the business district. There were many people praying and lighting incense sticks, but there weren’t as manyContinue reading “Chinese New Year at Jing’an Temple”

Chinese New Year at Yuyuan Garden

After Disney, Helene left me for Taiwan (insert crying emoji) and I hopped in a DiDi to explore the other side of Shanghai. Hotel I stayed at Zhotels on West Nanjing Road. The room was small and nicely set up for a quick single person trip and I don’t know if I was still exhaustedContinue reading “Chinese New Year at Yuyuan Garden”

Mouse Lanterns

I decided to start off this Chinese New Year break with a trip to Disneyland. I mean. Why not. So, of course, my main French- Canadian ride or die joined me. Hotel We stayed at one of the Hanting hotels, Hanting Zhoupu, near Disney. IT was just a short walk from the metro station. First,Continue reading “Mouse Lanterns”

Mooncakes and Lanterns

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival… last weekend.  I’m still a little behind but I’m getting it together.  For Mid-Autumn festival, we went to Zhouzuang ancient watertown in Suzhou to see the lantern festival.  I can’t wait to explore there during the day so I can see all the rivers and bridges, and ride one of the boats.Continue reading “Mooncakes and Lanterns”