On my last day in Shanghai I did what any normal tourist would do…. I went grocery shopping. Again! Well first I had an job interview with a gym for a personal trainer position which went extremely well and then I went grocery shopping. Jenny was kind enough to take me to my interview and … More Shanghai: Meat, Butchers, and Fitness in China
What happens when you start taking pictures of butchers slicing meat? Well they notice you of course! Then flash their knives with glee. Only after giving the requisite peace sign. Would you like some duck head? Or chicken with skin? Or maybe some liver? I’ll take a photograph please. Thank you.
Just another day in a Chinese hypermarket, this time on a mission. Among the giant bottles of cooking oil, fish parts chilled on ice, and duck heads drying on racks, I search for food I recognize, food I understand, and food I can make into dishes I know and love. There are items I recognize … More Day 64: Got Spam? Why packaged food is considered “healthy” in China.
Recap of China numero uno. Get excited. ________ After almost 24 hours of travel, I arrived in Shanghai, exhausted from the absurdly long flight. I watched 3 movies, chugged bottles of water, and was inspired by Oprah. Let’s just say it was a “productive” trip. Thankfully I didn’t miss my connecting flight and arrived in … More Shanghai: Initial Explorations
If you thought supermarkets were big in the United States, go to China. Carrefour, known affectionately as a French based “hypermarket”, is like Walmart on steroids. Most people fondly call Shanghai New York City on steroids so it must be a cultural thing. Bigger is well… bigger. Carrefour is 4 stories tall with magnetic escalators … More Day 57: Walmart on steroids