Sunday, March 7, 2021

Shanghai a-Live: Part II

I lived in Shanghai way back in 2010 and it took me four years to return to my favorite city. Tomorrow I'm returning for the second time in 4 months. Last time I stayed at the...

Pho Sho, Fu Uh Sho: The Top Ten Places to Get Pho!

Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/ so please stop messaging me that it's not pronounced pho! I get it, we all get it but choose to remain ignorant for the...

Park Hyatt Shanghai: Too High in the Sky

Following my odyssey aboard Emirates Airlines A380 First Class to Dubai, I was relegated to flying Emirates Business to Shanghai so I won't bore you with pictures of the bathroom that didn't have a...

The Customs of the Chinese

Attending an international business school for my MBA, I was taught to appreciate the cultural customs of foreign countries. Certain behaviors that are commonplace in the United States are insulting abroad. But, this isn't a...

Xiao Long Bao: A Tutorial

A trip to Shanghai would be all for naught if you do not have authentic, street inspired xiao long bao. They aren't your local Chinese restaurant's takeout dumplings and they aren't made better anywhere...

It’s an Institution Sir

"It's an institution sir." Words quoted by a the best lobby boy of all time. Days after leaving the Grand Budapest Hotel, I have found myself at another first rate institution known as the Waldorf...

A View from the Top

The Park Hyatt is located in the World Financial Center, the 6th tallest building in the world. Next to it is the Jin Mao tower which ranks 15th. Obstructing my view of the Huangpu...

The Sharks Are in the Water

"Swing by if you're in the neighborhood," Michel Jeries said months ago. Mikey lived in Michigan and I lived in Arizona so I only get to rage it with him a couple times a...

Shanghai a-live

It sure does feel good to be home. I'm back in Shanghai for the first time in four years and from the initial look of things, nothing has changed. The airport is still chaotic, the...

#7: Pho Peace Summit: Shanghai, China

Hoang Sa Islands? Xisha Islands? Let’s settle it over a bowl of pho. The Paracel Islands have been in the news over the past few weeks not because of their tropical beaches or iconic full...
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