travel

Hangzhou – July 2014

As part of the epic Shanghai trip last July (oops, has it been that long?), we took a short weekend trip to Hangzhou. Here is a short summary of our trip and perhaps some tips that might help. I found the train times online, and we booked tickets through a little hole in the wall… Continue reading Hangzhou – July 2014

kids activities · travel

Shanghai 2014: Putonghua Summer Camp at YK Pao and learning Chinese as a Second Language

Boy, that’s a mouthful of a title, isn’t it? After our maiden trip to Shanghai last winter, where we really enjoyed ourselves despite the blistering cold, we knew that we would be back soon. Of course we didn’t really plan to be back within half a year, but after our friends planted the idea of… Continue reading Shanghai 2014: Putonghua Summer Camp at YK Pao and learning Chinese as a Second Language

parenting · travel

Shanghai Surprise (How being away from home brought me home)

您好! It’s been a week since we’ve arrived in Shanghai and we have another week to go! We have been busy busy busy from the time we landed. I haven’t missed FB and Gmail, although I’m a little annoyed that I haven’t got access to my google search, translate, and maps. But I’m learning to… Continue reading Shanghai Surprise (How being away from home brought me home)