Chengdu is a gorgeous city, and I sighed as the lukewarm trickle in our room washed away the literal human filth that had been caked to my ankles on the ride there. Now that I was certain that my hands were not going to give me dysentery as I ate, it was time to go exploring, and what delicious exploration it was.
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It's difficult to type effectively right now, when your laptop is balanced on a single knee. Why don't I put my knees together and place my computer in my lap like a normal traveling-writer, you may ask? Well, if I were to do that, I'd end up putting my shoes in the puddle of human urine on the floor in front of me, duh. But we'll get to that.
After spending three weeks crisscrossing all over Asia, here are the foods still haunting my dreams. Noodle soup breakfasts, pungent chili pastes, sweet-tangy mangosteens, and much more from Chengdu, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The jetlag? Totally worth it.