Palm Springs

Palm Springs

June 14, 2018 Thursday Everyone knows exactly how hot the weather in Palm Springs can get. So for today's outing with my friend Liz, we decided to head out as early as we could to explore before the day got any hotter. We didn't end up leaving the house as early as we hoped to but [...]

It’s a sign!

It’s a sign!

May 30, 2018 Wednesday   The drive out to Page, Arizona is a long one, especially if you don't make any pit stops along the way. To not make the trip seem too long, we decided to stop and rest in Las Vegas Tuesday night. Before hitting the road Wednesday morning, we stopped at The [...]

Hong Kong-Macau

Hong Kong-Macau

March 21, 2018 Wednesday   We have finally reached the last two days of the trip!! These two cities were by far my favorite. We arrived in Hong Kong after a three-hour flight from Shanghai. The weather was finally warmer and there was so much green. I was astounded by the city, nothing like the [...]

Shanghai

Shanghai

March 18, 2018 Sunday   After a 2.5 hour drive from Hangzhou, we arrived in Shanghai. Since it was almost dark out when we arrived we went on a river night cruise. Here we got to see the lit up downtown skyline of Shanghai from the river. It was one of my favorite things on [...]

Wuxi-Hangzhou

Wuxi-Hangzhou

March 17, 2018 Saturday   The morning in Wuxi started with a visit to Lake Taihu. We had an hour to explore the enormous park and even got the chance to join a local in his morning Tai Chi exercise. Right after, we headed out the pearl farm. Here we got to see how the [...]

Suzhou-Wuxi

Suzhou-Wuxi

March 16, 2018 Friday After day 4 not being a productive day, today we had many places to visit. We started the day in Suzhou, known for their exquisite canals, gardens, bridges and more. From the hotel, we visited the Lingering Garden. Filled with many flowers, trees and bamboo, it's a huge peaceful and beautiful [...]

北京到上海 (day 4)

北京到上海 (day 4)

March 15, 2018 Beijing to Shanghai For the last day in Beijing, we headed out to the Temple of Heaven. This temple was used by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to honor the gods of harvests. It is a beautiful sight and right outside you will find the locals gambling and exercising. [...]

Beijing, China (day 3)

Beijing, China (day 3)

March 14, 2018 Getting settled to a different time zone is really challenging, especially when it's 15 hours ahead. Thankfully, the plane ride and a whole day of walking really helped me fall asleep right away. Today was one of my favorite days because we did many interesting things. The first thing we did in [...]