my 2015 in travel

December 31st, 2015 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

I know I’m super behind in updating this blog but I figured I’d post some travel highlights from the past year. I travelled to Europe and Asia, flew on some of my favourite airlines, and got in on some excellent mistake fares. Here’s hoping that 2016 is just as fun! […]

goodbye shanghai

October 25th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

Yeahhhhh, so PVG (Shanghai Pudong International Airport). Not the greatest airport in the world. Not quite as nice as PEK (Beijing). On our flight to Shanghai, we had stocked up on tasty snacks before the flight since we were flying United and their economy food is edible at best. We intended to […]

people’s park

October 18th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

If you visit Shanghai, you’ll probably visit People’s Square and People’s Park. They’re a major tourist attraction and central to a lot of shopping, museums, food, and other stuff in Shanghai. Definitely check out the two dumpling shops on Huanghe Road (mentioned below) and be careful of people trying to scam […]

more dumplings

October 14th, 2014 / by / in: food / No responses

As promised, MORE DUMPLINGS. The above picture is actually a steamed bun that Mike would procure every morning from a street vendor near our hotel. Of course, these buns were extremely tasty and cost like $0.20 CAD. Because China. A random alleyway somewhere in the French Concession. Getting directions to… […]

shanghai dumpling tour

October 8th, 2014 / by / in: food / No responses

I guess you could really call our trip to Shanghai the Trip of Dumpling Eating. We had dumplings for the majority of our meals. The famous xiolongbao (soup dumplings) are a Shanghai thing so OF COURSE we had to eat them as much as possible. We did the “Dumpling Delights” tour […]

shanghai shopping tour

October 5th, 2014 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

One of the best things we did in Shanghai was a shopping tour! Yes, a shopping tour. It sounds kind of dumb (who needs a tour for shopping?) and not like something I’d normally do on a trip, but it ended up being super fun, really interesting, and I definitely […]

welcome to shanghai

August 31st, 2014 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

Obviously I’m a little behind on things (ummm, better late than never, right?), but back in April, Mike and I went to Shanghai. We were originally going to go to Dubai, but then a week before the trip, we changed our destination to Shanghai. Mostly because I wanted to eat […]

coming up

April 22nd, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

Now that I’ve finally finished with the Tokyo/Bangkok posts, next up will be SHANGHAI! I recently got back from this awesome city and had a great time. We ate a lot of dumplings and did a lot of shopping. More soon!  


February 19th, 2012 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

The HKG-FRA leg of the trip was one of the longest flights of the trip — almost as long as YYZ-NRT. I’m a fan of biz class shell-type seats for long flights. I think I actually like them better than the Air Canada pod-type seats — at least when travelling […]