Alisha Explores Harbin

and survives -18 Since 1999, Harbin hosts the world’s largest Ice and Snow Festival, aptly named “Harbin Ice and Snow Festival”. Harbin is north east of Beijing and north of the Korean Peninsula. Weather here in the winter can and will drop down to -30C. The Songhua River that runs through the city freezes, which is where the ice for the festival comes from. This … Continue reading Alisha Explores Harbin

Alisha Explores Macau + Hong Kong

Work style. This post will be short, as the trip was mostly work Last week, my company had our FY19 kick-off in Macau. Every year, every department in my company flies all of it’s employees somewhere for a week-long conference. This year, our China Central Operations + my department (the tech department) all went to Macau. That main photo on this post is JUST the … Continue reading Alisha Explores Macau + Hong Kong

Alisha Explores Hanoi and Halong Bay

Somehow, it always rains wherever Boyfriend and I go; Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Nanjing, Suzhou. So naturally, it rained on our long weekend in Vietnam We left early from Shanghai, catching a Didi (chinese version of Uber) at 4 am to catch our 6:45 am flight. It was pouring rain in Shanghai, so I was just excited to get to some form of heat. We … Continue reading Alisha Explores Hanoi and Halong Bay

Suzhou

Alisha Explores Nanjing and Suzhou

And it was hot…So freaking hot Last weekend, Boyfriend and I got out of Shanghai to explore the neighboring cities of Nanjing and Suzhou. Nanjing is about a 1.5 hour train ride north west of Shanghai while Suzhou is 30 mins west. We left Shanghai at 8 am and got into Nanjing early in the morning. As our first activity, we went to the Nanjing … Continue reading Alisha Explores Nanjing and Suzhou

Alisha Explores Haining City and sees the tides change

This past weekend was my team’s offsite to the city of Haining. Haining is about 2 hour drive southwest of Shanghai, and a 2 hour drive northeast of Hangzhou (another big city in this area). The big thing to see in this city is the Qiantang River Tidal Bore, the biggest tidal bore in the world What is a tidal bore? Well, I had no … Continue reading Alisha Explores Haining City and sees the tides change