Hello, I’m Andrea.
Up until November 2013, I lived in Shanghai. During my 7 years there, one of my favorite things was to strap on a backpack and traipse around the rest of the (enormous!) country.
I started this blog to give friends who are unfamiliar with China a glimpse into this fascinating, complex, diverse, dynamic etc. etc. country that I’ve called home for most of my 20s.
China is chock full of amazing, heartwarming, tragic, hilarious and horrifying stories. It’s impossible to describe, so I turned to snapshots and pair each one with brief write-ups to try to give some context.
Now that I’ve left China, this blog serves to help me remember all the things I’ve been lucky enough to experience. I absolutely loved my time there, and hope you enjoy the blog as much as I enjoyed putting it together.