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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Historical, Lynn, Xi'an

The Time I Couldn’t Figure Out What was a “Fake” Bus to The Terracotta Warriors [Xi’an]

15 Nov , 2015   Gallery

Swindling tourists is a real occupation in most cities that attract large number of tourists. As a resident of Paris, I’d like to think that I’m quite good at avoiding the swindlers, usually because I’m not standing in the middle of a tourist attraction looking around in awe, or appearing confused at some intersection trying […]

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China, Historical, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Tandem Biked On a Fortress Wall [Xi’an]

25 Oct , 2015   Gallery

I’m a good bicycler (i wouldn’t exactly call myself a cyclist…), I swear. The last time I got into a biking accident was when I was 12 and I absent-mindedly rode straight into a pole and scraped my knees and elbows. My friend supported me, my bike, and her own bike a few blocks to […]

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China, Lynn, Urban, Xi'an

The Time We Took a Sleeper Train to Xi’an

17 Oct , 2015  

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what gave me the idea of going to Xi’An. I knew that I wanted to take Waffles to Taiwan, and I knew that I wanted to go to a place I haven’t been before and Beijing turned out perfectly as a cheap stop-over – but I wasn’t sure if going […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Had to Eat Peking Roast Duck Twice [Beijing]

8 Sep , 2015   Gallery

For those of you who might not know this, “Peking” is the Cantonese (and some various other Southern Chinese) dialectic pronunciation of the Chinese characters 北京. These characters are pronounced as Bei Jing in Standard Mandarin. When Europeans first arrived in China, they came through the Southern ports, which is why this capital city was known as Peking. […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time I Ordered Liver for Breakfast [Beijing]

23 Aug , 2015  

I have to admit, if you haven’t already noticed from my previous posts on this trip, that I wasn’t the most pleasant human being on my time in Beijing: I complained about the density of the crowd, the hacking cough of the locals, the length of the walk between a intersecting metro line, the spacing of buildings, the […]

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China, Lynn, Taiwan, Urban

The Time I showed Waffles Chinese Morning Markets

21 Jun , 2015   Gallery

In Toronto, Night Markets have been springing up during the summer that mimics the famous night markets held in Taiwan. Thus, most people I know have heard of Night Markets, which are …street markets [that] operate at night and are generally dedicated to more leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating than more businesslike day markets. They are […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Outdoors, Travel tips

The Time Waffles Raced to the Great Wall Train

14 Jun , 2015   Gallery

When I was younger, I often attributed line-cutting to people from China. I still remember the shock I experienced in the airport bathroom in Shanghai when I patiently waited for a stall to open, only to have the person who came in behind me dash to the stall before I even got a chance to see […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Paid 20 RMB to Cross the Street [Beijing]

4 Jun , 2015   Gallery

I had always wanted to go to Beijing. The Taiwan in which I spent a part of my childhood was not a China-hating Taiwan, but a Taiwan that held a deep wistful longing for China, the home of many disenfranchised Kuomingtang, members of the Chinese Nationalist Party who were forced to retreat to Taiwan after the Chinese […]

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