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!

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Comments: 2

  1. Monique Van Diemen 8 November, 2012 at 1:00 pm Reply

    nou ik weet wel waar ik mijn verjaardag wil vieren!! ha ha Alles is geboekt en dan kan je ons alles laten zien!! Hebben er zin in! Geweldige foto’s weer!

    • riet van vark 8 November, 2012 at 5:07 pm Reply

      ja dat zou ik ook wel willen,ik was daar in 1980 en toen was het wel iets anders. Maar wel leuk dat ik dat toen heb gezien. Geweldig Renee dat je het zo naar je zin hebt,wat een ervaring!! Geniet er maar lekker van.Groetjes uit Antwerpen.

      Cees en Riet van Vark

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