Email: jessica.beaton [at] gmail dot com

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Bio: Jessica is native Manhattan-ite who ventured out of the five boroughs of New York City to sample life in over a dozen countries. Besides losing many belongings along the way, Jessica has left her hear in Buenos Aires after living and doing research there for a year. She is currently in the midst of a love-hate relationship with Shanghai.

Jessica is also a ‚Äúpodcaster‚Ä? and works with an internet start up in Shanghai that is trying to fuse podcasting and new mobile communication technologies. Between wanderings and podcasting, Jessica is also a freelance writer who has had regular columns select US magazines and newspapers.

Having graduated with a degree in International Relation and Development Economics, Jessica sees Shanghai as not only a great base to travel Asia from, but also to examine from the academic perspective she has been trying unsuccessfully to shake off. If nothing else, she hopes her posts will help reader take advantage of the Whore or the Orient and wherever else she might hope to travel.