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... Continue Reading →

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Alisha Explores Guilin

This past weekend, I celebrated my anniversary with Boyfriend on a return trip to Guilin. It's my 2nd time in Guilin, so I feel like I can properly write a Travel Guide on things to do and things to see, but before then, let me tell what we did 🙂 We flew out Friday night... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 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... Continue Reading →

Alisha Moves…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” – H. Jackson Brown Jr’s mother quoted in P.S. I Love You: When Mom Wrote, She Always... 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 →

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