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Dining Etiquette Around the World

Do you know your dining etiquette while traveling? Even if you think you do, you’re most likely to find a few surprises in this great infographic by Restaurant Choice. Belching, slurping, tipping, forks, chopsticks, sharing, and general customs from around the world!
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mTrip travel apps for free

mTrip Travel Guides offering free travel apps today

With the launch of seven new travel guides for spring, we will be offering them for free today in the Apple App Store. In the Android market, the 11 selected apps will be discounted to 0.99 Thursday and Friday, perhaps even longer so keep an eye out! Along with the 7 new city guides, some of our older destinations will be on offer for free: Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore & Shanghai. All apps go back to regular price ($5.99) afterward so don’t miss out on this promotion!

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Shanghai cemetary

Qingming Festival in Shanghai

Planning a trip around the holidays on your own calendar can be challenging enough – throw in planning around the holidays on a foreign calendar and you’ve really got complications. With an upcoming trip to China, however, it’s worth checking on the Chinese calendar to see if there are any holidays or festivals coming up. One in particular that is coming up is the Qingming Festival in early April.

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Shopping in Shanghai

China’s bustling metropolis has grown up to become one of the most prosperous cities on the planet with a retail offering to match. Whether you’re in the market for hi-tech gadgets or designer fashions or you want to peruse the many weird and wonderful goods from Chairman Mao memorabilia to calligraphy, silks, lanterns and trinkets in the colorful bazaars, shopping in Shanghai is an experience like no other.

Here are five of the best shopping destinations with wow factor…

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Yang shengjian dumplings in Shanghai

Cheap Eats & Gourmet Specialties in Shanghai

Shanghai is overflowing with delicious options both cheap and gourmet – from noodles and dim sum to curry and seafood, the options are endless. Whether you are looking for that gourmet specialty or cheap eat, don’t miss out on the hidden reservoirs that know how to prep their food just right. Here are two that come highly recommended.

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