Alisha Explores Beijing (again)

This past weekend, Boyfriend, Boyfriend’s parents, and I traveled to Beijing to show them some of the Beijing highlights during their 1-week vacation in China. Boyfriend and his parents hadn’t seen each other for 2 years, and the last time was when I met them for the first time. They had arrived a week prior, and we had been showing them around Shanghai. Boyfriend and … Continue reading Alisha Explores Beijing (again)

Alisha Explores Chongqing

For my birthday trip, Boyfriend and I went to Chongqing Chongqing is one of the largest city provinces in China. Most provinces (you could think something like a us state) in China have a capital and major cities within. City provinces like shanghai and Chongqing are city propers that are so large that they are its own province. Chongqing has the largest city proper in … Continue reading Alisha Explores Chongqing

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

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