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A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

This is a blog about the minutiae of daily life in Shanghai- the streets, the people, the food, the oddities, the unexpected. It is a combination of surreptitious mobile phone photography and observational writing. It has been known to be both funny and moving at the same time.

Site Owner: koangirl

Most Recent Posts from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

Notes on Resuming my TEFLtastic Educatrix Career (with Toddler in Tow)

Earlier this week, I found out that this particular blog of mine had somehow made it onto the improbably mammoth and random Top 2300 Travel Blogs list, clocking in at...

Posted on 25 June 2015 | 5:58 am

Parenthood and Place: Notes on Writing About Stuff When You Have Nothing New to Say

Aside from being commissioned to write ridiculously detailed 20,000 word guides for relocating to Chinese cities I’ve never even visited much less lived in (I’ve written ten of these in...

Posted on 7 June 2015 | 4:46 am

Welcome to Sapa: Notes From the Hub of the Curiously Dystopian Hill Tribe Folk Villages

  Last week, we took an overnight train to Sapa, the hill tribe tourist hub in the northern reaches of Vietnam. It’s way up there near China, so far up...

Posted on 28 April 2015 | 5:21 am

Time Travelling Postcards: Cairo, in the Mad Summer of 2006

  In the summer of 2006, I decided to take the train from Istanbul to Damascus, leaving from Haydarpasa station on the Asian side of the city and ending up...

Posted on 18 March 2015 | 10:07 am

Time Travelling Postcards: Anatolian Road Trip, 2003

I didn’t always live in Shanghai. Or Hanoi. Although this blog places my online identity firmly in heart of east Asia, I have actually spent more time living in Turkey,...

Posted on 12 March 2015 | 1:46 am

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