Beijing: The Forbidden City

I say this all the time, but it is because i truly feel it.  I never imagined i would be here and see this.  Feel this. I remember when I used to watch those movies about Chinese emperors… or those with

Beijing: The Forbidden City

I say this all the time, but it is because i truly feel it.  I never imagined i would be here and see this.  Feel this. I remember when I used to watch those movies about Chinese emperors… or those with

Beijing: The Great Wall

It was one amazing weekend.  I haven’t travelled much in China although he has.  I took the speed train to meet T in Beijing.  Must say, the speed train is AMAZING!!! SO comfortable, better than any train we’ve taken in

Beijing: The Great Wall

It was one amazing weekend.  I haven’t travelled much in China although he has.  I took the speed train to meet T in Beijing.  Must say, the speed train is AMAZING!!! SO comfortable, better than any train we’ve taken in

Visiting the Hoefmans in Hangzhou

This time around we stayed overnight at the Hoefmans after we missed the train the last time!  It was H.O.T.  But the West Lake is sooooo pretty. SO MUCH GREEN.  and so much EFFORT put in to maintain the greenery.

Visiting the Hoefmans in Hangzhou

This time around we stayed overnight at the Hoefmans after we missed the train the last time!  It was H.O.T.  But the West Lake is sooooo pretty. SO MUCH GREEN.  and so much EFFORT put in to maintain the greenery.

The Sloans in Shanghai

It is always an honour and a very touching thing when someone comes just to visit you.  And that too from another country, another continent. Aline, we have been friends since we were 20 something!  Although the semester we met,

The Sloans in Shanghai

It is always an honour and a very touching thing when someone comes just to visit you.  And that too from another country, another continent. Aline, we have been friends since we were 20 something!  Although the semester we met,

Guilin Long Ji Rice Terraces and Zhang Jia Jie

  After several nights in Yang Shuo, T moved us to Guilin and booked the SHANG RI LA!!!! At 600 RMB!!!!I thought, I’m probably never ever gonna book a shangharila, and def not at this rate – so why not! 

Guilin Long Ji Rice Terraces and Zhang Jia Jie

  After several nights in Yang Shuo, T moved us to Guilin and booked the SHANG RI LA!!!! At 600 RMB!!!!I thought, I’m probably never ever gonna book a shangharila, and def not at this rate – so why not! 

Yangshuo / Guilin

We had been in China for 6months and hadn’t really gone out of Shanghai.  Tom, rather last minute (as usual), bought us a trip to Yang Shuo / Guilin… in the MIDDLE of JUNE.   As we arrived Yangshuo by

Yangshuo / Guilin

We had been in China for 6months and hadn’t really gone out of Shanghai.  Tom, rather last minute (as usual), bought us a trip to Yang Shuo / Guilin… in the MIDDLE of JUNE.   As we arrived Yangshuo by

Shanghai Longhua Temple

To explore our new hometown.   Tom took us to Long Hua Temple.  It turned out to be quite easily accessible by subway, and it was STUNNING.  like the Renssaince Buddhist Temple.  It also happened to be Quan Nin’s Birthday so

Shanghai Longhua Temple

To explore our new hometown.   Tom took us to Long Hua Temple.  It turned out to be quite easily accessible by subway, and it was STUNNING.  like the Renssaince Buddhist Temple.  It also happened to be Quan Nin’s Birthday so