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."

Kobe Beef Sunday

After feeling throughly overworked and tired Saturday, I decided to take Sunday really easy. And hey, Hélène is out there spending money and enjoying herself, so why shouldn’t I? So, I went to a fancy massage parlor called Dragonfly. Hélène ...

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Chinese New Year is Coming!

Spring Festival, known as ‘Chinese New Year’ in the West, will happen on February 9th, this year. Shanghai is dressing up for the event, all clad in golds and reds. It feels like being a child on Christmas again, because ...

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Drums on the Basketball Court

Drums on the Basketball Court

As you’re probably aware, basketball is a big thing in Shanghai because of NBA superstar Yao Ming. Because of this, the city has built basketball courts in many of the city’s parks, and they are packed during daytime with kids ...

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Shanghaied and Addicted to Burnout

Well, as of today at 3 PM, Hélène is gone to Thailand for 2 and a half weeks. Which means I’ll stay in cold, gray Shanghai while she’s enjoying super-fresh seafood in a paradise island of plenty where you get ...

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The Feeling of Receiving Your Own Game

Today, I received my complimentary copy of Ghost Recon 2 PS2. It’s always a rush to get a version of a game you created. It’s strange, especially since I had the chance to play with the Gold Master until I ...

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