June 22 was a public holiday in China for the Dumpling Festival (on June 23). It’s also a rainy season now, expected to last a fortnight or so. Waking up on this exceptionally relaxed Friday morning without a care for time, I contemplated heading outside Shanghai for a breather from the crazy city, and also for a taste of something different.
Well, as it turned out, not something very different, but original it was – Shanghai also has Nanxiang xiaolongbao, but locals have always urged me to take a trip to its hometown for the finest of this particular delicacy. So, with my backpack, sketchbook, pencils and eraser, off I went, like Dora the Explorer.
Friday morning, I was scanning tweets and Jan Chipchase popped a new post, with a “thought of the day” that sent me thinking hard. I share it here with you:
“If you want to understand where the world is heading in your domain where do you need to be? What do you need to experience? And why aren’t you there already?“