Donuts to Dumplings

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Donuts to Dumplings
Dumplings to Donuts is a blog by 2 small town kids who fell in love with each other, traveling, and adventures. This love of the unexpected has led us to jump out of planes, eat questionable food, and relocate to China.
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Website Reviews » There are 9 reviews on Donuts to Dumplings

Kbc
01:37 AM November 02, 2012

Your adventures make me want to go to China. Love your unabashedly American take on another culture!

Walbs
02:25 AM November 02, 2012

I love catching up weekly on Donuts to Dumplings' hilarious adventures. She has a true gift of being able to paint a vivid picture of her experience for the readers, but still tells it in a concise way to not bore her audience.

Clare
05:45 AM November 22, 2012

I love this blog! Makes me wish I lived in Shanghai!

Colette
15:45 PM November 22, 2012

Donuts to Dumplings encapsulates what I imagine the true expat experience to be like. She explains the cultural differences with a perfect mix of both humor and reverence. Reading the posts make me wish I was traveling and laughing alongside her.

Heather N
16:50 PM November 22, 2012

Love this blog! I always look forward to the next adventure. Hopefully one day I can see some of these sites for myself.

Meg
23:35 PM November 22, 2012

Donuts to Dumplings makes me wish I were an expat! I really enjoy reading about their crazy experiences in Shanghai, and learning about how different everyday life is in another part of the world.

Marcie
03:07 AM November 30, 2012

Kristin and Matthew have a beautiful blog. It's funny, compelling and full of stunning pictures. I believe what's best about it though is the true-to-life aspects of it. I feel their pain over pork floss. I see their joy at the reunion with Snowball. I understand their longing for things American while working to become citizens of Shanghai, too. It's beautiful and bittersweet. It makes me want to venture out and be a citizen of the world as well.

Becca
03:24 AM November 30, 2012

I love how she introduces the quirks of Shanghai culture. It would be easy to complain about questionable meat and bathroom facilities that would make most Americans hold it for a week. But her positive attitude and curiosity educates readers in a fascinating way.

Anne-Marie Wilcox
13:15 PM December 26, 2012

Bravo Kristin! I love reading about your adventures!

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