Shanghai Shangrila is an ongoing story about the decision to leave our lives in Los Angeles for something much different: Shanghai, China. We hope to use this platform to talk about the process of making the move and the overall experience of living in China. The idea is that we might make it easier for people to travel here by passing along helpful information. We hope you enjoy our story as much as we enjoy living it!
Scattered throughout one of Vietnam's most highly visited tourist attractions, Halong Bay, are hundreds of small water villages. The people who reside in these villages make a living by selling items to passing tourists, and many of them also harvest seafood that is sold on the main islands. While the lifestyle may be a bit slower than living in Shanghai, I am somewhat envious of their morning scenery.