Author Archives: Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."


As you probably inferred from a recent post of mine, Montreal has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s not so much that Helene and I are sick and tired of Shanghai; sure, some aspects are not as novel, ...

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Lost in Translating

Picture this: two Western men are standing in a street in Shanghai. They stand in exactly the same spot, looking around. One of them is looking at the street with new eyes, being newcomer in the city. The heat, the ...

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Gifts Great and Small

Wednesday night, the E3 Core Team gathered at Ubisoft’s favorite Shanghainese restaurant, 海上阿叔 (“Shanghai Uncle”), for one final cheer over our accomplishment. We had an awesome time, and much wine was drunk as we cheered on. In the middle of ...

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Surreal Concert Tickets

When I try to explain why I like the weirdness of Shanghai, it’s difficult to give a specific example. It’s not so much that you get used to small, precise cases of weirdness; rather, you get used to different weird ...

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The big travel circle that took me to Los Angeles and through Montreal on the way back is now complete: I’m back in Shanghai after two weeks that felt like months away. I’m at a loss to sum up my ...

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