CH2 (by Whisk), Chocolate Heaven

In China it can sometimes be hard to find good desserts…especially ones that don’t have a hidden treasure inside (pork floss anyone?). If you’re looking for your dessert fix—and more specifically for your Chocolate dessert fix—look no further than CH2 (formerly Whisk). They’ve recently added CHeese to their CHocolate offerings, hence the apparent name-change.   While all of their desserts are great, you’d be remiss … Continue reading CH2 (by Whisk), Chocolate Heaven

Exploring the Odd Passageways of 1933 Slaughterhouse

If you’re looking for a Shanghai Wander that’s just a little…well…weirder than your normal exploration, head over to the 1933 Slaughterhouse. This at once beautiful and at once haunting Art Deco building feels like you’ve stepped into what would result if the Winchester Mystery House and an MC Escher drawing had a cement baby. Additionally the rooftop terrace offers great views of the real Shanghai: a city at the same … Continue reading Exploring the Odd Passageways of 1933 Slaughterhouse

Shanghai Natural History Museum

If you read anything about the previous Natural History Museum, it was probably how people encouraged you to go to “see how bad it is” (kind of like the Tourist Tunnel in Liujiazui). Luckily the newly renovated and reopened Shanghai Natural History Museum is the exact opposite of is predecessor, and as it sports a worthwhile show for dinosaur and architecture enthusiasts alike, it is … Continue reading Shanghai Natural History Museum