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Trip: CHINA:Land of the Dragon: Year of the Dragon

There are [32] stories from my trip: CHINA:Land of the Dragon: Year of the Dragon

Final Remarks and Closing

CHINA | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Views [506]

24 July 2012 A few things on my mind today in regard to culture shock and living in another country.  When you go to a different country that speaks a different language or is a very different culture than your home raising you are so displaced ... Read more >

Tags: abroad, benifit of travel, international experience, problem solving

China, done and out!

CHINA | Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | Views [828]

9 July 2012 My Chinese immersion and experience is coming to an end and I am ready to say goodbye this time around. China has so many things that can wear a person out just living daily life. I've shared a few in my past journal entries but now I ... Read more >

Tags: china

Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | Views [959]

27 June 2012 I spent Sunday to Wednesday travelling Hong Kong.  It was only a 2 hour plane trip from Shanghai.  Like most people living around Asia, my trip was induced by an expiring Visa which made me leave mainland China. Hong Kong is made up ... Read more >

Tags: cable car, china, hong kong, lan kui fong, ngong ping, stanley, star ferry, symphony of lights, the peak, victoria harbour

Photos: Suzhou

CHINA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Suburb of Shanghai known for Chinese gardens
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Photos: Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Hong Kong!!!
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Photos: Ferrari Racing Days

CHINA | Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Shanghai Ferrari only event
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Work+Ferrari Racing Days

CHINA | Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | Views [447]

17 June 2012 Working for a marketing company has its perks, like VIP access to Ferrari Racing Days Paddocks.  This past weekend was Ferrari Racing Days at Shanghai International Circuit.  It is the largest single brand racing event and is held for ... Read more >

Tags: baofang, china crowds, ferrari, ferrari racing days, shanghai circuit

Photos: Hangzhou

CHINA | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Famous Hangzhou and West Lake
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CHINA | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Views [862]

12 June 2012 Hangzhou is the New York Hamptons of China.  A relaxing but luxe place for the rich to retreat and vacation.  Aside from that it has many domestic travelers and is known for its classical Chinese beauty "Heaven on Earth". ... Read more >

Tags: beauty, biking, china, hangzhou, mingtown hostel, nanshang lu, west lake

Coming up in June

CHINA | Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | Views [558]

June 2012 No longer will I just pass the days living in Shanghai but I am on the countdown of time in China. Every weekend in June is planned with travel and I'll tell you what to look for coming up. This past weekend June 2 I went to Xitang with ... Read more >

Tags: china

Xitang and the chicken

CHINA | Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | Views [1049]

3 June 2012 Saturday, June 2, Hayley, Nico, and I met up to take a bus on a day trip to Xitang, Zhejiang. Only an hour bus ride about 70km from Shanghai, ancient Xitang is a well known water canal town. It is mostly known for covered walkways and ... Read more >

Tags: chicken butcher, qianshi gao, tom cruise, water town, xitang

Photos: Xitang

CHINA | Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 | Photo Gallery

Ancient canal town-charming, covered walkways, water houses...
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Month of May

CHINA | Sunday, 20 May 2012 | Views [704]

20th May 2012 This past week I have had a little  party indulgence.  Monday and Tuesday I worked diligently to finish five outlines for press releases I will write next week.  Our contact for our client Henkel went on vacation so I was given Thursday ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, ktv, shanghai, sinan mansion beer festival, spring party

Uh oh, bummer week

CHINA | Sunday, 13 May 2012 | Views [802]

May 13, 2012 It has been a little while since I've blogged about the happenings and daily adventures of Chinese life.  I have not been much in the mood to write about much and I don't want to bore a reader if I have nothing to say so I will be ... Read more >

Tags: import foods, injury, sprain

Chinese Culture pictoral

CHINA | Friday, 11 May 2012 | Views [741]

I'm sure there are many websites to find very interesting things about the Chinese culture.  However, a coworker share an American vs Chinese culture comparison I enjoyed.  And my brother shared a pictoral China link. SO enjoy.  I'll have to get ... Read more >

Tags: chinese, culture, weird people, wtf

China culture 2

CHINA | Sunday, 6 May 2012 | Views [672]

6 April 2012 Are you 10 or 40?  The Chinese love cute characters and dress up.  Mickey mouse, hello kitty, barrettes, tutu like skirts and lacey 90s shirts.  Even at 20 or 30 years old I think these girls look like they dress as a US middle schooler ... Read more >

Tags: auspicious fish, china, chinese culture, karaoke, umbrellas, whitening products

Photos: Shanghai life

CHINA | Sunday, 6 May 2012 | Photo Gallery

days, nights, friends, and fun
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Adjusting to new life

CHINA | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Views [960]

30 April 2012 I just past one month in China.  At this point I have started feeling that I have gotten my bearings around the city.  I actually start to recognize where I am in different parts of the city.  Longer than anticipated lead time to ... Read more >

Tags: hight team, nanjing rd west, shanghai expat, strawberry music festival


CHINA | Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | Views [882]

21 April 2012 Beijing is the culture heart of China.  While the city sets sight on international trade it still holds the authentic and ancient Chinese culture in everyday life. Hutong -Many pictures of Beijing catalogue the red doors around ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, food, hutongs, scandals, shopping, squat toilets


CHINA | Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | Views [1237]

21 April 2012 On Tuesday, April 17 I flew Hainan airlines to Beijing.  I stayed 4 days in the Peking International Youth hostel which turned out to be in a great location in central Beijing as well as good clean accomodation. Day 1- Forbidden ... Read more >

Tags: 798 district, beijing, forbidden city, lama temple, mao memorial, palace museum, summer palace, the great wall, tiananmen square

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