Saturday, May 30, 2020

TPOL Alive & Well Thanks to Astrill VPN

Disclaimer: I get paid you if you sign up using my affiliate link. In exchange, you get a kickass VPN. Thanks to no one for messaging me to inquire as to my whereabouts. It really...

Fabric Market Shanghai Prices: How to Bargain (2019 Edition)

Who's the flyest Arab you know? The answer is TPOL.

Prestige 4th Night Free: My Last Great Use

Prestige 4th Night Free is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. As part of my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip, I stopped in Shanghai for a few weeks. I thought I...

Cheap Eats Shanghai: Morning, Day, Night, Morning Again

In my Search libation TPOL’s Guide to Libations in Shanghai, I wrote that the street BBQs were gone. That is a sad development but not the end of all cheap eats.

Fake Market Shanghai: 2019 Pricing Guide

Fake Market Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. The days of going to the fake market at Chengdu Lu and Nanjing Xi Lu are over. Shanghai has cleaned up its act,...

Airbnb Long-Term? Never Again: My Shanghai Experience

Airbnb Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. Prior to this Airbnb experience, I have only used Airbnb three times. The first time was when I moved to Puerto Rico (see My First...

Expat Life Shanghai: Setting Up DiDi in China

Initially, I couldn't link a credit card and could only use Didi to call taxis. This was still more convenient than trying to flag down a cab on the street.

Sherpa’s Shanghai: Food Delivery When You’re Craving Home

Sherpa's Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. If your Airbnb experience in Shanghai sucked and you ended up finding refuge in a hotel (see Renaissance Yu Garden Shanghai: A Comprehensive Review), you...

U Hotel Xintiandi: Decent for a Long Stay in Shanghai

After escaping the shakedown of Airbnb, I tried to find a serviced apartment. I had no luck finding anyone who wanted to take me in for three weeks.
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