Just like any other Chinese festival, Golden Week and National Day have a range of delicious to interesting snacks and dishes associated with them. And while it might be traditional to enjoy all those treats with 50 proof baijiu, there’s no reason not to indulge in a little cultural exchange and try to get inventive with some wine pairings. Of course, we’re here to help.
It’s Golden Week! That means a week of vacation and the chance to take a few days out of the concrete jungle. From water towns to mountains to five star hotels, here are five Shanghai-adjacent destinations perfect for a short getaway. Of course, you’ll want to bring some wine you, so we’ve got some suggestions for that too.
Is red wine actually good for you? It has often been claimed, but it turns out that the answer is a resounding… sort of. Wine’s health benefits aren’t just a conspiracy to excuse more drinking, but you also shouldn’t start substituting all the vegetables in your diet with Chianti.
Tell someone from Puxi that you live in Pudong and they’ll either ask you why or give you a kind of sympathetic, kind of condescending look. That’s when its time to let them know what goes down in Pudong, and we’ve got your back. Here are a few our favorite under-the-radar spots east of the river.
Look around anywhere in Shanghai and you’ll see people, local and foreign alike, glued to their cellphone screens. We’re not encouraging you to join the zombie hordes, necessarily, but these apps are definitely worth a look if you intend on making the most out of life over here.
Last week we dropped some knowledge on the best under-the-radar places and activities in Pudong. Now it’s Puxi’s turn. You might think you know all there is to know on the West side, but don’t forget just how massive this city is. We’ve got a list of ten favorites of ours, the things that not everybody knows about and the kind of things that are much better for it. Enjoy!