A couple of weeks ago, I met up with a teacher who taught me for two years while I was at Shanghai American School. She took me out for dinner in Tianzifang, a little area with streets of cafes and bars, restaurants and tiny boutiques. We had a delicious dinner at Tai Thai, and then set out to explore the area. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos on that little trip. So, when two friends wanted to go explore the neighborhood, I made sure my camera was fully-charged and in my pocket. We ate Japanese crab balls (I’m sorry to say that I forgot the proper name for these eh.. delicacies) while roaming around the fairy-lighted streets. We spotted very strange and interesting items in several of the shops. Perfume that smells like a city, for example. For a mere 598RMB you have a little bottle which contains the scent of New York, Milan, Paris or Seoul. Or porcelain bunnies that turn out to be mirrors. The area is a little bit expat-y (although not overwhelmingly so), and the boutiques a little bit expensive, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with the neighborhood and taking some great photos!