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... Continue Reading →

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Alisha Explores Guangzhou and bikes a whole lot/watches World Cup

This past weekend was the Dragonboat festival in China, meaning a 3 day weekend for me and the rest of China. When trying to decide where to go for the holiday weekend, a number of places came to mind. It ultimately came down to costs, and Guangzhou won the vacation race. We left for Guangzhou... Continue Reading →

Alisha Explores Seoul…And Falls In Love

With Korean Spas I guess my cover photo isn't of that. but it was also my other love As our first international trip from China, Boyfriend and I chose to visit Seoul, South Korea. It was a country neither of us had been to and the flights were pretty cheap (i mean, that's really sometimes... Continue Reading →

Alisha Explores Hangzhou, and apparently most of Shanghai does too

This past weekend was the Labor Day holiday here in China and Boyfriend's sister and brother-in-law were in town. After a few days exploring Shanghai, we decided to go to Hangzhou to see the West Lake. -- Hangzhou is a large city about 105 miles from Shanghai, and ~56 mins away by train. It's the... Continue Reading →

Alisha Explores Jamaica

"E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!" Again. And again. And again. --- Boyfriend and I spent a fun weekend in Jamaica celebrating the wedding of one of his childhood friends (and his bride). We stayed at an all-inclusive resort, which was a first for me. All of my international trips have involved a lot of moving around and sight... Continue Reading →

Alisha Explores Mallorca: the land of Germans and the end of our Iberian Peninsula trip

We looked around. Boyfriend and I were actually the only people at this beach club who wasn’t of German nationality ———--------- The morning we left San Sebastián started raining badly as we arrived at the airport in Bilbao. In 1.5 hrs we landed in hot sunny Palma de Mallorca. And this where we first started... Continue Reading →

Alisha Explores San Sebastian: Food, Relaxation, and Food

The beginning of our vacation from our vacation Also where we continued to stuff our face with food We got into San Sebastián quite early on the overnight train. We walked to our hostel and left our bags to get our brunch meal at the famed Atari Gastropub. Delicious. We walked around the town and... Continue Reading →

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