Early in the morning, we were picked up by our local driver to head to the grasslands of Xilamuren.
We rented two horses for some horse riding over the grasslands – there is no better way to get a feel of the open grasslands than this.
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Since we moved to Shanghai, we’ve made several little trips nearby. Nothing that needed a flight ticket. Big travels in the first half of the year were quite impossible – we were settling into our new environment, moving in together in a new city, new work commitments, and breaking shoulders (At least D did). Things have settled a little now, and I’m excited for the bigger trips to come.
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Quite awhile back, a friend was visiting us in Shanghai, and as usual, it’s always the perfect opportunity to explore a place we’ve not been to. Zhujiajiao is a watertown not too far off downtown Shanghai. It’s not exactly reachable by the metro, but it’s about 45 mins on the road.
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Coming from small island city Singapore, moving to a massive country like China was quite an amazing experience. Shanghai’s my new home city for now. When you mention Shanghai to an outsider though, they often think of the Pudong skyline, very much reminding them of the skyline in Singapore. What’s the difference?
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