Alisha Explores Beijing (again)

This past weekend, Boyfriend, Boyfriend’s parents, and I traveled to Beijing to show them some of the Beijing highlights during their 1-week vacation in China. Boyfriend and his parents hadn’t seen each other for 2 years, and the last time was when I met them for the first time. They had arrived a week prior, and we had been showing them around Shanghai. Boyfriend and … Continue reading Alisha Explores Beijing (again)

Alisha Explores Chongqing

For my birthday trip, Boyfriend and I went to Chongqing Chongqing is one of the largest city provinces in China. Most provinces (you could think something like a us state) in China have a capital and major cities within. City provinces like shanghai and Chongqing are city propers that are so large that they are its own province. Chongqing has the largest city proper in … Continue reading Alisha Explores Chongqing

Alisha Explores Bangkok

Bangkok. Bangkok. Bangkok I don’t even know how to talk about this place. Heat. Humidity. Heat. Humidity. Grime. Traffic I don’t think it’s a place I’ll revisit. That’s for sure We arrived in the afternoon and it was hot. We had to walk a bit to our hotel, and by the time we reached there, my back was drenched with sweat (beautiful imagery). Luckily our … Continue reading Alisha Explores Bangkok

Alisha Explores Railay Beach and Thai Islands

And relaxed Boyfriend and I landed in Krabi around 6 and had our hotel pick us up. They drove all the way to the beach, as to then we took a long tail boat to our hotel on Railay Beach Railay Beach is a wonderful secluded beach on a peninsula with water only access. It’s surrounded by giant cliffs, making impossible for cars to get … Continue reading Alisha Explores Railay Beach and Thai Islands

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 to Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was off to a bad … Continue reading Alisha Explores Chiang Mai

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 is where the ice for the festival comes from. This … Continue reading Alisha Explores Harbin

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 Macau. That main photo on this post is JUST the … Continue reading Alisha Explores Macau + Hong Kong

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 just excited to get to some form of heat. We … Continue reading Alisha Explores Hanoi and Halong Bay