I figured out how to bypass the Chinese national censor of blogger, but the slow internet connection and busy schedule still delayed the posts. In any case, I am still eating and working in and around Shanghai. Here is a photo from a short visit to the West Lake.
Eating near the lake is a pleasure. The famous lakeside sticky rice stuffed lotus roots, red braised pork knuckle, steamed west lake style fish (commercial fishing from he west lake is banned), clay pot stewed local village chicken are all good. I am not calling this particular meal great because the dishes are slightly adjusted for modern taste.
I'll come back with more soon.