Author: Tracy You
Tracy You is a bilingual journalist based in Shanghai and has worked for several publications including as Editor for CNN Travel.
She earned a Bachelor's degree from Shanghai International Studies University's Journalism and Communications College, majoring in advertising. She's worked in the media industry in Shanghai for more than seven years.
Born and bred in this rapidly growing city, she recommends everyone new in town try two things: super delicious chou dou fu (stinky tofu) and, following local tradition, strolling around the city in your pajamas.
She's a fan of history, British TV and Wii Guitar Hero. Her most unforgettable dining experience was eating in China’s first-ever KFC in 1989, on the Bund of all places, where she hated the mashed potato but loved the little round bread rolls.
She wishes that one day she could wake up and see the lively "longtang" (Shanghainese lane) she grew up in one more time.
Before her stint as CNN Travel's Shanghai-based editor, Tracy worked for Rodeo, a European fashion and lifestyle magazine, Xinmin Bella, a Chinese women’s weekly and City Weekend magazine, a fortnightly English publication in Shanghai.