Each Spring, the Skagit Valley erupts in the colorful displays of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The front of the brochure advertises “Bloom dates according to Mother Nature” (well, that and April 1-30, 2016). It appears that Mother Nature won out this year as it’s barely the second week in April and the tulips are in full bloom (along side many dying/dead daffodils). If the daffodil fields are your thing, you … Continue reading Skagit Valley Tulip Festival—See Them Before They’re Gone!
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
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