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Shanghai Photos – layover on the way to the US

We stopped in Shanghai for a layover and saw the World Expo while we were there.

rode the Shanghai Maglev Train which reaches 268 mph - felt like flying on the ground

ate Nanxiang dumplings at the World Expo

delicious bubble tea

Mongolian Dumplings

The last time we were away, our friend from Mongolia watched our house and our cat for us. When we came, we were happy to find that the cat and the house were fine, but we never expected to find food waiting for us! She made these dumplings and also something sort of like empanadas. The dumplings were frozen and I thought they were tortellini, but our friend explained that they were Russian. They tasted more Chinese than Russian to me, but whatever – they’re really good. The filling is a combination of beef and green vegetables. I can’t tell exactly which vegetables, but it tastes like celery leaves, dill, or green onions. We ate these dumplings dipped in soy sauce with ground red pepper. Maybe I could get her to teach me how to make these . . .

3 Family Reunions!

I’m going to be away for a little while visiting family and friends in the United States. We get to attend 1 wedding and 3 family reunions! It’ll be great to see our extended families especially since we don’t get to see them often.

We also get to visit the World Expo in Shanghai. Since we are flying through Shanghai anyway, we decided to make it an extended (24 hour) layover so that we could see the Expo. A “World Expo” is the same thing that used to be called a “World’s Fair” and I’ve wanted to attend one ever since I learned about the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.

I still plan to update this blog while I’m away, but it will be less often since I won’t be able to cook as much while I’m traveling.