Author: Frances Woo

Frances Woo spent her days in Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Philadelphia before coming to Shanghai in 2009. She is a fan of words, food, and people-watching, and enjoys exploring the city as much as she does lounging at home. She spent the duration of Expo 2010 representing Canada in uniform, and plans to stay in China until she has fully made up for a childhood of daydreaming through weekly Chinese lessons.

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Shanghai Small Commodities Market: Deck the halls for Chinese New Year

Shanghai Small Commodities Market: Deck the halls for Chinese New Year

If you still haven't done your Spring Fest decoration shopping, what're you doing reading this? The Small Commodities Market is where you need to be, full of Chinese New Year schwag
Old Jiading: A Shanghai day trip without the crowds

Old Jiading: A Shanghai day trip without the crowds

Jiading may be a busy industrial district, but the ancient town of Old Jiading boasts canals, pagodas and areas perfectly suited to quiet contemplation
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It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart