In addition, I looked up an old acquaintance who happens to live in Shanghai now, so I am planning to meet up with one known person there, and hopefully get an insider's take on the metropolis.
First things first, though, as soon as I get situated, I'm heading straight to find myself a famous Shanghai soup dumpling. These culinary treats are amazing, though you have to tread carefully as the contents are fiery hot and explosive! Danger awaits, but oh so worth it.
Also, I'm officially announcing my new project as a Cultural Travel writer for Examiner. com. More about this later, but please please check out my first article here!
I'll be back soon with some adventure stories from China, that is if I don't get thrown in the Bund.