Travel with chozun

chozun one: Global Vegan Venturer & Restauranter, Daphne Cheng 途赞会员:环球素食冒险家及餐厅老板

Wondering who we’re setting you up with? We’ll be shedding the light on our travel providers & experiences from across the globe. You’ll be able to learn a little more about the people behind the business and our matches for you. You’ll discover who, what, where and why of the best massages in Melbourne, uncovering the energy of Hong Kong, seeing great art in Shanghai, the beating heart of Kuala Lumpur’s cool spots and beyond. We’re taking you behind the scenes of our #chozunones.


We’re proudly introducing you to the haute, vegan cuisine creator, the delightful Daphne Cheng. As stylish as her cooking, Daphne is our go-to dinner party hostess with the mostest and is soon to open her own cool and casual vegan restaurant, ‘Uptown’, in Shanghai early next year. So brace your taste buds for the sexiest veggies of your life; cooked by the leading lady aiming to heighten the vegan movement in the biggest city in the world.

我们非常自豪的向你介绍一位高贵的素食美食家,可爱的Daphne Cheng。 人如其佳肴,Daphne 是我们晚餐会的女主人,她很快就要拥有属于自己风格的素食餐厅了,‘Uptown’会在明年年初在上海营业。大胆的去品尝你生命中最性感的素食佳肴吧;主厨的是志向引领素食在全球更受欢迎的女士。

“I’ve gained a respect for everything on my plate and really appreciate and saviour every mouthful. Sharing my knowledge on vegan food is an amazing position to be in and making people happy with my creations is the best feeling.”



#chozunaday: Travelling to Figueres, Dundela, Liverpool, Australia, Shanghai

Bruce Peninsula Grotto, Ontario

Bruce Peninsula Grotto, Ontario

There’s one major event we will be celebrating this week, that is Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 to all and thank you for celebrating with us. This week, we’ve been across four continents to celebrate #chozunaday.

Celebrated: Commemorating Salvador Dali

Place: Figueres, Spain

Date: 23 January

Birthplace to surrealist artist Salvador Dali (who passed on this day, 1989), we celebrate Figueres, Spain!

2 travel tips for Figueres:

9 months, 9 China Juxtapositions

lantern in china


When people ask what it’s like living in China (and they do, often), sometimes, I find I am stuck for words. Phrases come to mind like, “It’s challenging”, “I feel conflicted”, and the one consistent phrase I always think but never actually externally leaves my body to project is, “[Bleep] China, I love you”.

A dear friend who recently visited me in her thick South African accent just kept describing Shanghai as a “juxtaposition”. She really hit it on the head. So, nine months of living here, nine juxtapositions.

  1. The sometimes slow internet, that sees 650M mobile internet users throughout China.
  2. The volume at which (actual polite) conversations between locals occurs. Voice projection is sometimes at an all time high, but the conversation is usually about their day, their families, the community, a general chat.
  3. The fame generated from live streaming oneself, sitting at your work desk, eating an apple. 90% of broadcasters are female millennials – it is not uncommon in China for someone to earn a comfortable living being minor internet celebrities. (more…)

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