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 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