Hangzhou, Historical, Lynn, Outdoors, Shanghai, Urban, Work, Wuhan

The First Time I _____ Alone

12 Jun , 2016   Gallery

So I really wasn’t sure how best to title this post, given that the experience I’m going to write about was a first for me, but first of what, I can’t seem to pinpoint. Not the first time I got an airplane by myself. I did that for work in early 20s going to Baltimore, Maryland […]

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Hangzhou, Historical, Lynn, Outdoors, Shanghai, Urban, Work, Wuhan

Itinerary: Two Weeks in China

11 Jun , 2016  

Dates Travelled: April 11, 2013-April 23, 2013 Number of days: ~13 including flight, 11 days not including travel time Cities Travelled: ~4  (Shanghai, Wuhan, ZhuJiaJiao, Hangzhou) Total Personal days: ~6 days Series Tag: China2013  Day 1-2 – Paris to Shanghai to Wuhan Arrived in Shanghai at 7am Pudong Airport Flew from Pudong to Wuahn Tianhe Airport at 11am Checked in at hotel […]

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India, Lynn, Urban, Work

The Time I Celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi

22 May , 2016   Gallery

Fireworks. If there’s something that should invoke excitement in anyone of any age, it should be fireworks. I’m not talking firecrackers you light up in a park on July 4th/Victoria Day/Chinese New Year or whatever excuse you get to use to buy these explosives out of a truck parked on a side street that’s illegal […]

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Lynn, Outdoors, Sri Lanka, Work

The Time I was Forced on a Guided Shopping Tour [Sri Lanka]

20 Mar , 2016   Gallery

I didn’t get to fly much as an adolescent. Between immigrating to Canada at 9 and up to my second year university at 19, I don’t recall getting on an airplane except once back to Taiwan when I was 12. Travelling at the time mostly involved driving to the  US and within Canada, so my understanding of the […]

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India, Lynn, Sri Lanka, Work

The First Time I Went to India for Work

7 Mar , 2016  

When I told people I was going to be going to India and Sri Lanka for work, I was uber excited but was mostly met with a mixture of surprise and concern by the people I told. Growing up, I went to school with a lot of people whose parents come from India and Sri Lanka, […]

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Belgium, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Travel tips

The Time Marking Waffle’s Addiction to IKEA

23 Jan , 2016   Gallery

When you hear the word IKEA, what comes to your mind? Cheap furniture? Nightmares of putting together said-cheap furniture? Minimalist Scandinavian Design? A maze in which you can’t seem to get out of? Richest man in the world? Swedish Meatballs? …or Breakfast during Roadtrips? I’m not new to eating at IKEA, and neither is any of us on […]

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Belgium, Lynn, Roadtrip

The Time We Drank Our Way through Belgium

16 Jan , 2016   Gallery

Ah, Belgium. Ah, Beer. Sometimes I wonder if there’s a correlation between the country’s name starting with a B, and its capital and one of its most well-known tourist spots also starting with a B. The day we arrived in Bruges, the first stop of our roadtrip, it was raining hard and the guys were unprepared for […]

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Belgium, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Urban

The Time We Paid Our Respect to the Umbrella Graveyard

17 Dec , 2015   Gallery

After taking out a week or two of your precious vacation days, carefully planning a trip, booking an expensive ticket to cross one of the great oceans, the worst nightmare any traveller can have is rain – all trip. While it’s raining hard, you can’t live with yourself if you stayed in your hotel all day […]

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Belgium, France, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Travel tips

The Time Some of Us Relayed Trip Planning

12 Dec , 2015   Gallery

It all started when one of my good friends, Matt, finally agreed to my begging of him to come visit me in Paris in 2013 and asked our friend lePMP (you can read it by adding an “i” in your head as we move along this series) to come along. At first neither of us thought lePMP was […]

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Belgium, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip

Roadtrippin’ Paris to Bene(no)lux Itinerary

3 Dec , 2015  

Dates Travelled: October 10, 2013 to October 15, 2013 Number of days: 5 Cities Travelled: ~6 Bruges, Brussels, The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Delft Series tag: Bene-no-lux2013     Day 1: Paris –> Bruges (Brugge) Drove to Bruges Shopping for warm, dry clothes Bruges Markt Square and Belfry Tower 2be Beerwall Den Gouden Harynck Day 2: Bruges –>Brussels […]

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