Stepping StonesVolunteering Tour To Rural Henan

Stepping Stones organizes volunteer trips to teach English to kids in rural areas and migrant schools." In only five days in Shangqiu City they hope to spark children's interests and confidence in speaking English. The price of 2500rmb includes a round trip train, lesson plans and teaching materials, accommodation and eight meals. There's also a training workshop on May 14 from 9.30am-12pm. Get more info here or email
Streetside BBQ and hand-pulled noodles options abound in the early morning hours. Places with a bathroom, electricity, and chairs are a bit rarer. Here are fifteen or so options, from veal Grenobloise on the Bund to Cantonese greasy spoons, and their NYE closing hours:

Mr & Mrs Bund, the elegant queen of after-hours dining, for Paul Pairet's worldly French cuisine (until 4am); 24-hour delivery from McD's or Melrose Pizza; Anadolu, for doner kebabs in the Hengshan Lu area (until 2-3am); Hengshan Cafe for satisfying Cantonese right down the street (until 3am); Tsui Wah, for beef noodles and fish balls (until 2am); Xinwang (until 6am), Bi Feng Tang (24 hours), or Grandma's Kitchen (until 4am), all veterans of serving cheap and greasy Canto classics to sauced clubbers; Charmant and Bellagio for their classier Taiwanese cooking, and classic Taiwanese iced desserts (both until 4am); drunken dipping at Hot Pot King, Xiao Fei Yang, and a bevy of other hot pot joints (until 3.30 and 4am, respectively); home-style Shanghainese cuisine at (until 2am); Ding Te Le for some of the best yellow croaker noodles in town (open 24 hrs)

Globus is Shanghai's undisputed Champagne specialist, stocking a carefully cultivated range of boutique bubblies; the basement supermarket at Parkson has the best prices on, and the largest selection of, Veuve Clicquot and Moet & Chandon; prices at Carrefour, for everything else, aren't easy to beat; for expensive Taittinger and a few sparkling wines, order direct from wine distributor Torres (they sell to the public); for Freixenet, Bollinger, and a wide, wide selection of affordable sparkling wines, buy straight from ASC, China's largest wine distributor. On the other side of the river, there is city'super in the basement of the IFC mall. They stock loads of imported wines, several bubblies among them. If you prefer to spend your money with small businesses, check out Labella Winehouse on Fuxing Lu. Dean's Bottle Shop on Shaoxing Lu is also a godsend, stocking some fantastic whiskeys and craft brews in addition to champange. For home delivery we like newcomer M1NT Cellars. They tend to do some pretty killer deals like this one. Drinkfans is another great option with its great holiday package. Finally, if you prefer Aussie bubbly, Elders has a handful of selections too.