Alisha Explores Chiang Mai

Happy Chinese New Years! Happy Year of the Pig! I participated in the worlds largest migration this February, which has not been as bad as it has been described. Maybe it's because I'm a master traveler now? Not sure. But we'll use that excuse Boyfriend and I had a 10 am flight of Shanghai Pudong... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

Alisha Explores Kuala Lumpur

and does nothing For New Years this year, Boyfriend and I went to Kuala Lumpur. Last year, we spent into together in Shanghai and it was borrrrriiinnnggg. Nothing happens in Shanghai for New Years We had a flight out of Shanghai at 6 am, meaning we had to leave our home at 3 am to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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