#dancegoals: Bay Area Waackers in Lake Merritt
Dancing to "Puttin on the Ritz" by Fred Astaire

Off to Shanghai and Singapore Soon!


In a little under two weeks, I will be heading off on my next adventure: to Shanghai and Singapore!

Singapore is one of my favorite cities in the world. It's like stepping into the future, full of pan-Asian awesomeness. I had a fantastic time when I was there in 2011.  I'm looking forward to lots more dancing, eating and exploring that fantastic city.

Shanghai is more of an unknown to me. I understand its a rich mix of very old Chinese culture, old world European influences, and cutting edge modernity. It's my first real trip to mainland China, and I can't wait!

I'll be dancing at different swing festivals in both places, which I'm sure will be a blast. Dancing in other cities is always so delightful and a great way to really connect with people, beyond cultural and language barriers.

I'm starting my list of food items to make sure and taste while I'm there. Here's what I've got so far:

  • Xiaolongbao (soup dumplings)
  • Beggars Chicken
  • Hainanese chicken rice
  • Four Heavenly Kings for breakfast
  • Kaya toast for breakfast

No diet rules on this trip!

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