Catalina Island

Catalina Island

August 01, 2018 Wednesday Missing our 9 a.m. departure was a huge set back, but at the end it all worked out. Since the next boat out to Catalina Island wasn't until 12:30 p.m., I headed out to a coffee shop a couple of blocks from the docks called Day Dream Surf Shop. Not only [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hopper & Burr

February 22, 2018 Thursday Running a few errands in Orange County started with grabbing a cup of coffee at Hopper & Burr. It's located in Downtown Santa Ana, close to many other shops on 4th street. I ordered an avocado toast with a chai latte. It's the first place I've tried that serves it with [...]

Alcatraz

January 18, 2018 Thursday On our second day in San Francisco, we decided to wake up early and go on the Alcatraz tour. We boarded and headed out to the island. The boat ride was a little over 10 minutes, since the island is only about a mile off the coast of Downtown San Francisco. [...]

San Francisco

San Francisco

January 17-18, 2018 Wednesday & Thursday This trip to San Francisco was a very last minute idea. My mom had left to Guadalajara for a week and I was suppose to go with her, but last minute I decided not to go because of personal reasons. And since I had missed out on that trip, [...]