Road trip!

About a month ago, having packed up our stuff and in possession of all the appropriate official stamps and stickers, we said our Chinese goodbyes and went on a much needed (by some) break.

Roadtrip

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Noodles

As our time in China is coming to an end (more about that later), I feel the need to write about one of my other favorite Chinese foods. After dumplings, noodles are a very close second, making me also happily hum while eating them, especially the spicy ones!

noodles

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Street food

Chinese people love their snacks. You see people eating on the street all the time and street snacks are easy to come by. It is one of the things I like about living in China. Many things have found their way to my stomach, some excellent, some mămăhūhū (so so).

Chinese street snacks

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Strange soup

I admit it does sound strange. I have tried to describe it to many in the past, getting an equal amount of blank stares or ridiculing laughs; hence I am convinced nobody has ever tried it after hearing me out. So one more time and then I will never mention it again.

It’s banana soup!

Banana soup

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Dumplings galore

After the lovely salted herring, yummy black pudding, and a myriad of other tasty things, life has resumed as normal in China. That means my mind has drifted back to dumplings!

A month or two ago, at the tail end of my three weeks soloing it, I went on a dumpling tour in Shanghai. It was basically four hours of eating, strolling, eating, chatting, eating, and on and on. Time well spent!

Potstickers

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A taxi in China

Recently after a night out I accomplished something that I had unsuccessfully attempted on more than one occasion. I phoned a taxi and it came.

During previous efforts I always had to hang up halfway through the conversation with the Chinese telephone operator. Communication issues. I would usually be able to tell them in Chinese what my location was, however I could never understand what came next.

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Suzhou Markets

One of the great things about living in China is that there are markets everywhere and depending on whether you need vegetables, fish, plants, plates or puppies, you can be sure there is a market for it.

Suzhou wet market

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