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  •  Nanjing Road Luxury Shopping Tour

    2018 Apr 26th, Thu 12:45 pm

    Shanghai is home to one of the most prestigious shopping stretches in the world – Nanjing Road – where you’ll find most of Shanghai’s top luxury flagship stores. Many of the retail spaces along this famous street have received accolades for architectural design and retail branding. It’s rare to find so many of the world’s preeminent fashion, leather goods, and jewelry designers in such close quarters. On this popular walking tour, led by luxury brand...

  •  Introduction to TCM & Food therapy (CANCELLED)

    2018 Apr 27th, Fri 10:15 am

    Join us for a morning of insights & practical tips with wellness coach, macrobiotic counselor, and food therapy teacher Kimberly Ashton. Kimberly, originally from Australia, has been studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2009 in Shanghai and is an advocate of natural healing, balancing the body with food & seasonal therapies. In this session she will be covering TCM and Food Therapy, including: What is it & why need it? What it means...

  •  Street Corner Shopping (SECOND DATE ADDED)

    2018 Apr 27th, Fri 11:45 am

    Ever wonder where locals buy their clothing? If you ask, quite often the answer is “a small shop on the corner”. But where are those corners? Today, let’s forget the western chain stores, the faux bags and shoes, and the endless bargaining. We will explore a local downtown neighborhood with Lisa Zhu to discover what the local shops sell: non-branded but good quality clothes in interesting styles, socks, jewelry, tea pots and more. Maybe you...

  •  Being a Local in YangPu

    2018 Apr 27th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Yang Pu use to be the industrial and undesirable district in old shanghai where the working class lived. Tonight, in the new YangPu district, we will explore the unique local neighborhood that has over 50 years of history. We will visit a local family who will tell us their stories and opinions of how the changes have impacted their lives while we enjoy local snacks -Shanghai WonTons, and fruit. Then we will watch locals play...

  •  Guizhou Sister Festival

    2018 Apr 28th, Sat

    Join us in watching one of the most populous groups of ethnic minorities, the Miao, as they celebrate Valentine’s Day-Sister Festival. See the villages at their most colorful with local girls dressed in stunning costumes with brilliant displays of their embroidery and silver headdresses and jewelry.  We will enjoy a day of music and dance by local girls. *Click “Guizhou” for more details.  DEPARTURE: Saturday, April 28 RETURN: Tuesday, May 1 Please email travel@seashanghai.org by April 1,...

  •  Coffee Tasting

    2018 Apr 28th, Sat 9:15 am

    Back by popular demand! Owner Jimmy Lee has brought his Southern California vibes to Shanghai with this Coffee/Bar. Ocean Grounds has upped the city’s coffee game with creative handmade coffee drinks that combine specialty coffee with elements of mixology. We will learn about coffee, its origins and differences. Then you will taste four different coffees including his specialty The New Orleans – a frozen ball of chicory and coffee steeped in Ocean Grounds’ secret blend...

  •  Beyond Nanchang Lu

    2018 Apr 28th, Sat 10:15 am

    Located just one block from HuaiHai Lu’s glitzy retail mecca is historically hip Nanchang Lu. Here among the plane trees lies a stunning restoration formerly known as the French Club. Tour the building’s highlights while learning about its history and current usage. From there our journey winds through an upscale neighborhood with breathtaking villas hidden among towering plantains. Art deco, Spanish Colonial, and English country style homes are restored to their former glory, along with...

  •  Relaxation Sound Bath Meditation

    2018 Apr 30th, Mon 8:45 am

    Relax, unwind and recharge in this relation meditation enhanced with sound therapy. Tibetan Singing Bowls create waves of vibrations that wash over your body. As you drift into a dreamlike state, the sounds create energy shifts inside your body to rebalance and harmonize your seven chakras. At times, bowls are placed on your body for intensive healing. Sound Mediations improve sleep, emotional and mental state, and reduce stress. The session begins with a short relation...

  •  Shanghai’s Jewish Immigrants

    2018 May 2nd, Wed 9:45 am

    After the Opium Wars, businessmen, missionaries, and opportunists flowed into Shanghai’s open port. Many lived a life of leisure in the foreign concessions but during WW II one group of foreigners, the Jewish refugees, were forced to live in overcrowded conditions with fellow Chinese. This walk begins with a tour of the Jewish Refugees Museum, which offers a poignant look at the personal struggles of these individuals. We’ll then walk the neighborhood of historic buildings...

  •  Introduction to the Sewing Machine

    2018 May 3rd, Thu 9:45 am

    Get to know how to use a sewing machine in this jam-packed class! We will start with learning how to wind a bobbin, thread a sewing machine, change needles, sew in a straight line, and change directions. We will then move onto cutting out a simple pattern to create an envelope cushion cover, aka a pillow slipcover. There will be a short break for lunch from Spread the Bagel (provided as part of the course!)....

  •  Shanghai Style – Art Deco in the Former French Concession

    2018 May 3rd, Thu 1:45 pm

    The colonial times of Shanghai were stylish, luxurious, and full of abundance. Wealth was present in the form of architecture, interior design, fashion, and art. Being a first-class metropolis at that time, Shanghai became a center of the Art Deco style with fancy buildings and elegant interiors. Walking with Carolin Billetter along the streets and alleyways of the former French Co (ncession, we can still see its former glamour and find this special “haipai-style” of...

  •  Hike the Wild Great Wall

    2018 May 5th, Sat

    Grab your hiking boots and join us for a weekend hike along the wild side of the Great Wall. The hike will begin Saturday and take you to the Jingshanling Great Wall, an area of the Great Wall that is remote and less traveled. This hike is for the hiking enthusiast and will provide a unique view of the wall, watchtowers and scenery. Sunday’s hike will take you to Mutianyu where you can choose to...

  •  Dark (Fermented) Tea Tasting

    2018 May 6th, Sun 10:15 am

    Dark teas are a unique type of tea where the leaves are fermented, giving rise to their characteristic flavors, dark colored liquor, and unique aromas. Descriptions range from ‘earthy and mushroom-y’ to ‘the smell of damp leaves on a morning walk in the forest.’ We’ll discuss how the processing methods differ in both raw and cooked varieties, taste teas from the primary regions that produce them, and examine how the flavors evolved as they aged....

  •  Qipao and Women

    2018 May 7th, Mon 9:30 am

    The Qipao became popular in the 1920s and officially became the national dress of China in 1929. During the dramatic and dark days of the cultural revolution, the Qipao was completely forbidden as a symbol of the old way of thinking. With the economy and cultural changes in China, this gorgeous dress has made its way back into fashion. Today, Lisa Zhu and Chen Cheng will share the history of the Qipao. There will be...

  •  Embroider a Pouch

    2018 May 7th, Mon 1:15 pm

    This is a beginner-level class for people who are interested in embroidery and fabrics. Our teacher A Zi is the descendant of generations of Suzhou embroiderers and K’o-ssy artists and handy crafters. During this two-hour session, we will make a 15cm x 20cm blue embroidered pouch that can be used for storing your mobile phone, keys, and makeup. We will also learn how to embroider flowers. All the materials will be provided including fabric, embroidery...

  •  Exploring Local Businesses

    2018 May 9th, Wed 9:00 am

    As China’s economy grows, people’s lifestyles change too. In this fast-growing city, do you ever wonder how the small traditional businesses survive? Lisa Zhu will lead us as we explore an old local neighborhood and talk to local business owners, asking them how they conduct their businesses and what they are selling. We will have the opportunity to sample some of their snacks, and witness some of the shops’ last days before this neighborhood gets...

  •  Chongming Organic Farm

    2018 May 10th, Thu 8:15 am

    Xvgeng, an organic farm located on Chongming Island, has worked with many of Shanghai’s organic restaurants providing them with natural ingredients. Sylvia Wang of Thomas Cook will guide us as we take a tour of the farm and the greenhouses, teaching us about organic farming along the way. Our hosts will share information concerning their crops and business and individual delicious organic hotpot will be served for lunch. We will also pick vegetables and learn...

  •  Luncheon and Travel Talk: Hidden Gems of Asia – Country Holidays and The Twins

    2018 May 11th, Fri 11:30 am

    Join us for lunch with the Travel Talk “Hidden Gems of Asia” where we aim to show you a few off-the-beaten track destinations in Asia. We will cover the four Indochina countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, the two Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan, and finish with the magical isle of Sri Lanka. The German knife brand Zwilling has opened Twins, a stunning fine dining restaurant with Chef Cornelia Poletto at the helm....

  •  Wine Tasting: Unmissable Juicy Summer Wines

    2018 May 11th, Fri 6:45 pm

    Step into summer with some wonderfully refreshing whites and juicy reds at Pudao Wines. From classy Sauvignon Blancs, delightful Proseccos and Pinot Grigios, to scrumptious South Australian Shiraz, we have sourced from some of the finest producers across the world at a value that will make you smile. Date: Friday, May 11 Time: 6:45pm Registration, 7pm to 8:30pm Venue: Pudao Wines 376 Wukang Rd., House 102, Ferguson Lane (metro line 10 to Shanghai Library station,...

  •  Family-Friendly Art Workshop: Friendly Worry Monster

    2018 May 12th, Sat 12:45 pm

    Are your worries eating at you? Zip them all away when you paint and decorate your own fantasy fabric Worry Monster cushion. Write it down and feed it into the zippered mouth! DIY fabric Worry Monsters offer children a fun & simple way to express & release those negative emotions, alleviating anxiety & reducing stress in children and often used in therapy. A fun family friendly event for parents and children ages 5-10 or a...

  •  Comedy Night at Kung Fu Komedy

    2018 May 12th, Sat 8:15 pm

    Join us for a night of laughs at China’s home for standup comedy, the Kung Fu Komedy Club. There will be a special lineup of rising stars from around the world. The comedians will be ready to tickle us with whip-cracking material about life in Shanghai, life outside of Shanghai, and everything in between. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the show kicks off at 7:00pm with a special guest appearance by SEA’s very own...

  •  Coffee Morning

    2018 May 14th, Mon 10:00 am

    Please join us for our monthly coffee morning! Meet friends new and old, enjoy coffee and snacks, shop at the many vendors (new vendors every month), and find out what is happening in the Shanghai Expatriate Association this month. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Monday, May 14 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Regal International East Asia Hotel Emerald Ballroom 2/F 516 Hengshan Rd., near Wuxing Rd. (metro line 1 to Hengshan Road...

  •  Herringbone Wire Wrap Necklace

    2018 May 15th, Tue 12:45 pm

    Are you ready to take your wire wrapping skills to the next level? In this decorative wire wrapping class, you will learn to master the herringbone wrapped wire technique in several diverse ways and incorporate variations on this distinctively elegant style. Enjoy creating unique bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more! Date: Tuesday, May 15 Time: 12:45pm Registration, 1pm to 3pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21 2239 Hongqiao Rd. (metro line 10 to Longxi Road station, Exit...

  •  Souvenir Shopping in Tianzifang

    2018 May 16th, Wed 10:45 am

    A network of lanes and alleys, Tianzifang was built in the 1930s and saved from demolition in 2004 by a group of local artists. Now a quaint area of galleries, shops, and restaurants, Tianzifang offers some unique shopping and is the perfect place to pick up unique Shanghai mementos and souvenirs. Mrs. Jet-Set will lead a stroll through the commercial heart of Tianzifang as we shop for clothing, ceramics, tea, scarves, and children’s wear. Date:...

  •  Volunteer Appreciation Day

    2018 May 17th, Thu

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association is comprised of over 95 volunteers who are committed to making the Shanghai experience better for other expats. Today, we would like to thank the many volunteers in our association for their dedication and endless work. Therefore, there will not be an event today as we honor the SEA volunteers with a special celebration. If you are interested in becoming a SEA volunteer, please contact Lori Ozdowy at president@seashanghai.org. SEA events...

  •  Celebrate 10: Exploring ART LABOR

    2018 May 18th, Fri 1:45 pm

    Supporting your favorite artist means supporting the gallery where the artist is represented because much of the artist’s success depends on the symbiotic relationship with how the gallery can best support her/him. In the competitive art market, numerous galleries (both startups and world famous) have opened and closed in Shanghai. The “Celebrate 10” series created by the Art Historian Julie Chun, specifically for SEA, provides a closer look at the art galleries in Shanghai that...

  •  Tonglu – Hidden House Mountain Gem

    2018 May 19th, Sat

    Enjoy a holiday in nature. The lush green hills of Tonglu in Zhejiang province are known for their outstanding natural beauty. We have reserved the whole property of the Hidden House for our group, which is nestled in a picturesque valley where there are very few neighbors and scattered farmlands. Enjoy the slow pace of life, play cards or chat with friends over a glass of wine next to a cast-iron fireplace. For the active,...

  •  Yangshan Deep Water Port

    2018 May 20th, Sun 7:45 am

    Join us as we venture to the East China Sea in Pudong with Lisa Zhu. This tour includes: * Hiking on three small islands with views of ships loading their containers * Crossing the East China Sea Bridge * Visiting the Maritime Museum Please bring a picnic lunch to be eaten on top of one of the islands, while enjoying the sea breeze. Date: Sunday, May 20 Time: 7:45am Registration, 8am to 5:30pm Meet: Pudong...

  •  The Peddlers Gin Co. Cocktail Tasting Session

    2018 May 20th, Sun 2:00 pm

    Peddlers Gin is a local craft gin produced in Shanghai using a unique blend of Chinese botanicals, including Sichuan peppers, Buddha’s hand, and Chinese cassia bark. The result is a Rare Eastern Gin that balances with traditional Western techniques. Join these local distillers for an afternoon of cocktails in their Chinese Gin Garden. Learn about the latest gin distillations and seasonal botanicals and taste the latest cocktail creations from their menu. The ticket price includes...

  •  Guang Ming Cun

    2018 May 21st, Mon 10:45 am

    Every day , from 10am to 6pm, local Shanghainese people line up for takeout food at Guang Ming Cun. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, a scalper might charge over RMB 300 for a front spot in line to buy mooncakes! Today, we will enjoy a meal with our guide Lisa Zhu, while she explains why this restaurant is so important to locals. We will learn how to “read” the menu and how to order. We will...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2018 May 23rd, Wed 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 175, which is a 50% discount from the annual fee (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 10am...

  •  Floral Design: Handheld Bouquets

    2018 May 23rd, Wed 12:45 pm

    Handheld bouquets are not only beautiful, but also the current rave. While 99 percent of all bridal bouquets are handheld, these bouquets can also be used for gift giving when wrapped up in tissue paper with a simple ribbon tied around. We will discuss the best flowers and greens to use for a successful design, as well as the care for their longest shelf life. Flowers and tools will be provided. Date: Wednesday, May 23...

  •  Summer Prep Spa Day

    2018 May 24th, Thu 9:45 am

    Join us at Subconscious Spa and get ready for the warm weather! Pay RMB 500 for RMB 800 worth of any nail/waxing/ lashes services. Your treatment selections must be confirmed before the event. Choose RMB 800 worth of treatments, at their regular prices: • RMB 110 – Basic manicure • RMB 180 – Basic pedicure • RMB 260 – Shellac manicure • RMB 340 – Shellac pedicure • RMB 325 – Full leg waxing •...

  •  Riverside Bike Ride

    2018 May 25th, Fri 8:45 am

    We will start the bike ride with tour guide Bato in Xuhui Riverside and bike along the Huangpu River. After checking out the former expo sites, our group will take a ferry to Pudong. In Lujiazui, we will take the new bike lane, which passes by public parks, sport centers, the Modern Museum of Art, and much more. After pedaling in the financial center area, we will take the ferry back to Puxi and bike...

  •  Curator guided museum talk at the Rockbund Art Museum

    2018 May 25th, Fri 1:30 pm

    Please join SEA’s in-house Art Historian Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History) at the Rockbund Art Museum as we are led through the current exhibition “Walking On The Fade Out Lines” by Hsieh Feng-Rong (Rockbund Art Museum’s Senior Curator). The purpose of this event is to inspire and expand while provoking our preconceived understanding of contemporary art. In order to keep the experience unique and the discussions intimate, the event will be limited to...

  •  Capture It Before It’s Gone

    2018 May 26th, Sat 9:45 am

    Guided by photojournalist and Shanghai’s Jewish history expert Dvir Bar-Gal, this three-hour walk will offer a new look at old things. Bring your camera to capture Shanghai’s treasured yet disappearing scenes. The fascinating street sights of this tour will suit anyone, with or without a camera. We will walk off the beaten paths of the Old City. Starting at the Old City’s east gate area, we will stroll westward through the disappearing lanes and markets,...

  •  Beer Tasting: Nicky’s Favorite Beers

    2018 May 26th, Sat 2:45 pm

    Nicky, the bar manager at DAGA Brew Pub, has been working in the Shanghai bar industry for 9 years. From pale ales to stouts, he sources the tastiest beers for DAGA customers. Come do a taste test of Nicky’s favorite beers at DAGA Brewpub before summer kicks into full swing. DAGA has 60 different beers on tap, and focuses on Chinese craft beers, working with breweries from various Chinese provinces including Nanjing, Sichuan, Shandong, Wuhan,...

  •  Getting to Know the Guqin

    2018 May 28th, Mon 9:45 am

    The Guqin is a traditional musical instrument that hasn’t changed in the past 3,000 years. By joining this event, you can learn about the Guqin, how to make one, and famous stories behind this instrument and its songs. You will also learn how the Guqin influences the life of Chinese people and what we must know before we learn how to play this instrument. A performer will play several famous Guqin songs and tell you...

  •  Jamaica Farewell – Year End Party

    2018 Jun 2nd, Sat 7:00 pm

    The Shanghai Expatriate Association bids a Jamaica Farewell to another fantastic membership year. Please join us for an end-of- membership year party at The W Hotel’s amazing Woo Bar for a night of celebration and friendship. Enjoy stunning views of the skyline, fantastic island music (as well as some of your favorites so we can dance the night away), and the company of good friends. Canapes will be served throughout the evening: Singapore Inspired Wagyu...

  •  Traditions and Trends of the Former French Concessions

    2018 Jun 4th, Mon 9:45 am

    In this crowded and colorful area of Shanghai, traditional venues and quirky shops vie for the intrepid traveller’s attention. Here you will discover the flavor of Shanghai during the pre-liberation period leading up to 1949, and in the same proximity find innovative businesses that would turn heads in any major city. The walk will culminate at Tianzifang, the SOHO of Shanghai. After an introduction about the area’s unusual development, we’ll introduce several well-known artists and...

  •  Basic Bracelets

    2018 Jun 5th, Tue 9:45 am

    Remember when you were young and made stretchy, elastic bracelets with store-bought colorful beads? They were easy to make and inexpensive. Let’s take that idea up a notch, using elastic wire cord and a clasp. Layering different elastic or wire cord bracelets advances our style from one that is youthful to one that is very on-trend and bohemian looking. Date: Tuesday, June 5 Time: 9:45 am Registration, 10am to 12pm Venue: Jasmine Garden, House 21...

  •  A Bite of China

    2018 Jun 5th, Tue 12:45 pm

    In 2012, China Central Television Station launched a documentary, ‘A Bite of China.’ It explores the history and stories behind Chinese cuisine: its symbolism; the relation between nature and people; and the creation of unique foods and traditional recipes. The documentary has been well received and screened in Singapore, Australia, and soon, France. Our guide Lisa Zhu has selected some episodes and would like to invite those that love food and traveling to watch this...

  •  Glass Beads Workshop

    2018 Jun 6th, Wed 9:30 am

    Glass, a beautiful material, comes in many bright colors and shapes. There is so much we can do with glass when we know how! Lisa Zhu will take us to a glass workshop where we will experience making our own glass beads using a special flaming technique. This workshop was established by the very first Chinese person to receive a doctorate degree in the field of glass at the University of Wolverhampton in England. Date:...

  •  Confucius Temple and Zhouqiao

    2018 Jun 7th, Thu 8:45 am

    Since the thirteenth century, Jiading’s literary class produced many imperial scholars who enriched the town with culture in the forms of classical gardens, bamboo carving, calligraphy, and poetry. With Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways, we will: * Visit the majestic Confucius Temple and the Imperial Examination Museum * Walk through ancient Zhouqiao town to see the iconic FaHua Pagoda * Learn the story about Wellington Koo, a US educated diplomat who refused to sign the...

  •  Railway Museum & LuXun Memorial by City Bus

    2018 Jun 9th, Sat 8:45 am

    Have you ever thought about getting on a local bus and exploring the city? Accompany Lisa Zhu on a fun bus ride stopping first at the Shanghai Railway Museum to learn how the railway system in China developed and changed the way people travel, both in the cities and in the countryside. Learn about old trains and the location of the first Shanghai train station. Our tour will end in Hongkou district where we will...

  •  SEA Annual General Meeting June Coffee Morning – FREE FOR MEMBERS

    2018 Jun 11th, Mon 10:00 am

    Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Shanghai Expatriate Association. We will introduce the proposed slate of officers for the 2018/2019 membership year around 10:45am. Come vote and celebrate another successful year for SEA and its members with sparkling wine and shopping. For those that will soon be traveling, come shop for souvenirs for family and friends and for those who are repatriating, shop for mementos of Shanghai. Everyone that attends the...

  •  Sewing and Painting Rope Bowls

    2018 Jun 12th, Tue 9:45 am

    Learn how to sew a rope bowl, on a sewing machine, using just the zigzag stitch! With our instructor’s help, we will sew the base and then sides of our bowl, learning how to design its shape in the process. We will finish one medium or two small bowls in the sewing section of this class. After a quick break, we will move on to the relaxing, painting portion of our session. Using fabric paint,...

  •  Lijiang – The Naxi Heartland (NEW DATES)

    2018 Jun 15th, Fri

    Visit the heart of the Naxi minority, Lijiang in Yunan province. Its ancient canals crisscross the old town which is filled with unique well-preserved homes. We will find traditionally clad Naxi women selling goods in the brick alleys. The tour includes visiting the traditional Naxi villages of Longquan, Baisha and Yuhu where we will see the living murals and Jade Lake. A short ride ending at Tiger Leaping Gorge will provide a view of the...

  •  Wine Tasting: Sauvignon Blanc

    2018 Jun 15th, Fri 6:45 pm

    While it may lack the dimensions of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc’s greatest attributes lie in its fabulous array of aromatic qualities, which vary according to its production location and its treatment in the cellar. This variety originated in France—the famous white wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume—and is also an important blending variety in white Bordeaux. Not appearing in New Zealand until the 1970s (initially in Auckland and later with spectacular success in Marlborough) it is now...

  •  ZongZi and The Dragon Boat Festival

    2018 Jun 16th, Sat 9:30 am

    This is the traditional food that the Chinese people make for dragon boat festival. Made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves. Today you will learn how they are made and the story behind it. Our local guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to a lovely local woman who will teach us how to make this in her kitchen. We will make ZongZi, eat a few and still have enough...

  •  Newcomers’ Reception

    2018 Jun 20th, Wed 10:00 am

    New to Shanghai? Interested in the SEA? Please join us for a casual coffee morning to learn more about the SEA and make new friends. To join SEA, please bring your passport or a copy, along with RMB 175, which is a 50% discount from the annual fee (membership valid through August 2018). Application forms can be downloaded from www.seashanghai.org. Forms will also be available at the coffee morning. Date:  Wednesday, June 20 Time: 10am...

  •  Luncheon: Lady Bund

    2018 Jun 21st, Thu 11:30 am

    Located in the historic Bund 22 building, Lady Bund artistically combines the new and the old. Contemporary high design from the French Dariel Studios blends seamlessly with the building’s architecture. Executive Chef Fukui Susumu searches for the freshest ingredients to create contemporary Asian/French fusion cuisine. Special meals are tailored for their elegant private dining spaces including the antique private wine cellar lined with top-level vintage wines from around the world. Menu Appetizer: Okra, Spicy Clam...

  •  Discovering Qinghai

    2018 Jul 11th, Wed

    Escape the summer heat and travel to Qinghai province which is located on the Tibetan Plateau. Not only is it the least densely populated province (with 5.2 million people), but it is also the birthplace of the current Dalai Lama. The trip begins with a visit to the Old Town of Tong Ren where over six ethnic groups can be found. Then we continue to the multi-colored clay scenery of Danxia Canyon – a wonderful...