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CHINA, CHOPSTICKS AND ME

CHINA, CHOPSTICKS AND ME

As a vegetarian traveling to China, I was prepared for a potential food horror. On my first evening in Shanghai, I was torn between walking into Starbucks for a sandwich or into a small eatery with a smiling man waving people inside. Out of curiosity, I walked into the eatery. After explaining the concept of vegetarian in broken Mandarin to the not-so-smiling man, he pointed to two dishes from a series of pictures on the wall, and said, ‘you eat…

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2 WEEK DIY BUDGET GUIDE TO CHINA

2 WEEK DIY BUDGET GUIDE TO CHINA

China is a land of beautiful contradictions. From the ultra modern skyline in Shanghai to the culturally rooted Beijing, urbanized Xi’an to the ancient Qing-dynasty town of Pingyao, hole-in-the-wall tea houses sharing boundaries with new age karaoke bars, this country is an experience. FACTS: Cost: Approximately  ₹ 2.8 lacs for two people including tickets, stay, food, travel, entry, visa, et al. When to travel: Feb to April/Sept to Oct (Spring / Autumn) is the best time to travel. Costs aren’t too high,…

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HERE’S WHY YOU NEVER MESS WITH THE CHINESE

HERE’S WHY YOU NEVER MESS WITH THE CHINESE

In China when you go to any park, you’ll come across a bunch of people practicing Tai chi. Age / gender no bar, It’s a treat to watch them execute these fluid movements in perfect harmony, and totally badass!! I wanted to capture this beautiful art and chose this gentleman as my muse. To mess around with him, I held my camera as he struck a pose and continued to hold it for 5 whole minutes waiting for him to…

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