Day 299: The Pajama Game

Man washes his car on a Sunday afternoon.

Man washes his car on a Sunday afternoon.

Shanghai has a long tradition of wearing pajamas in public and despite an official government program to eliminate this comfort trend during the 2010 World Expo, some folks still persist in exercising their right to be comfortable, like this man washing his car on Sunday afternoon. Although not as popular as it once was, you still see a number of (mostly) men strolling the streets in their sleepwear, particularly on Sundays, a day many have off from work.

Day 232: Egghead

On the inside looking out

On the inside looking out

Egghead Bagel is one of our favorite little restaurants in Shanghai; located on the tree lined street of Shanxi Bei Lu, in the Jing’An District it is a slice of NYC- actually two slices of the “doughy, fresh-baked bread we all love” that defines, for me, New York City. The bagels here are better than any I’ve ever eaten in Seattle, or Boise, or Peoria. Small and cozy, it seats perhaps two dozen inside and, on a nice day, another half-dozen outside. I must admit that my experience with the menu is limited because whenever I go I’m drawn to the excellent omelets and other all-day-breakfast fare and the fresh-squeezed juices.