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Quarantine Diaries from Shanghai

2020 has been a whirlwind. I started the year with a month long trip to Australia, hiking incredible trails by the ocean and having plenty of Shiraz. I was savoring every moment of this once-in-a-lifetime trip when the news broke about coronavirus. Reading articles about the outbreak in China while very far away was both confusing and nerve-wracking. After all, Shanghai has been my home for the past 3 years. Like many, I had exciting travel plans lined up for 2020 (Bangkok, Tbilisi, Tokyo and more) until COVID-19 came along. As the virus paralyzed China during Chinese New Year and eventually the rest of the world, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the past 3 months. I’ve had many international friends ask after my well-being so I hope this post can show what life under quarantine (‘strict social distancing’ if you’d prefer) was like in Shanghai. Note: As I arrived in Shanghai early February, it was quite different from how international travel procedures are now. Things are much stricter in China as …

A Winter Trip to Asia: Shanghai, Tokyo, and Taipei

Hello friends and readers! I’m flying back to Asia tomorrow for 2 weeks and am ecstatic to go back to some of my favorite cities. Please let me know if you have any recommendations of places to go, bars to try, and new eats I have yet to explore! I’m sure these cities have changed a lot since the couple years I’ve been back so I’d appreciate any and all tips and suggestions. Have a wonderful and fabulous New Year! 365 pages down, which means it’s going to be a new chapter soon–thank you for reading and supporting my blog this year! Here’s a quick round up of my year so far in pictures:   love and warm wishes, eatprayjade x.

Spring Break 2015: Belize and Guatemala

My last spring break as an undergraduate is finally beginning! I’ll be traveling with my friend Christina, who I studied abroad with in London, to Belize and Guatemala for one week. So far, our itinerary includes stops at Belize City, San Ignacio, Tikal, and Caye Caulker. Have any suggestions? I’d love to hear them! I’m looking for all types of delicious foods and adventures. Get ready for some colorful Central American blog posts. With love, eatprayjade x.

Exploring South Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

I’ll be traveling through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand from January 11th-23rd, and I can’t wait to share all my findings! I’m going to try to include daily posts on all the cities my friend Mizuha, who explored Tokyo with me this summer, and I go to. This includes Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, Siam Reap, Bangkok, and Ko Samui. If you have any recommendations, travel tips, or must-eats, let me know! love, eatprayjade x.

It will never rain roses

Some days it rains, and everything is dark and gloomy. But I’ve found there’s beauty in that gloominess too. Here are some gorgeous photos of a city I lived in for a year and love even now. Look at this incredibly gallery of London in the rain here. ‘It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.’ – George Elliot  love, eatprayjade x.