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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

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 Saturday morning at 5:30 am. My brain does not work … Continue reading Alisha Explores Guangzhou and bikes a whole lot/watches World Cup

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 the determining factor) (and okay…maybe i’ve spent 6 hours in … Continue reading Alisha Explores Seoul…And Falls In Love

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 home of e-commerce giant Alibaba (i’m sure you’ve heard about … Continue reading Alisha Explores Hangzhou, and apparently most of Shanghai does too

Alisha Lives in Shanghai for 1 Month: An Update

Some days, I forget that I’m living in a foreign country where I don’t know the language and I don’t know the city. Some days, I feel like I’ve been smacked in the face with China telling me “YOU ARE A FOREIGNER. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE” And most of the days, I somehow get by, pretending I know where things are, miming my way … Continue reading Alisha Lives in Shanghai for 1 Month: An Update