Category Archive: Travel

Flying in China

If you live in China or come to visit the country, chances are you will have to take a domestic flight sometime. And then you will find out an uncomfortable truth… flights, particularly… Continue reading

Sightseeing around Suzhou: Luzhi

Last Saturday we went to Luzhi (甪直), a small town close to Suzhou. Luzhi is one of the many water towns around Suzhou, among which the most famous are Tongli and Zhouzhuang. I… Continue reading

Can the Great Wall be seen from space?

I am sure you have heard or read this claim before: “The Great Wall in China is the only man-made construction that can be seen from space!”. My parents came to China 10… Continue reading

Holidays in Hong Kong

The holidays are over! They went by so fast! Most companies started working yesterday (and also worked today), but our office decided to start working tomorrow. Yep, tomorrow Sunday. Welcome to China! Our… Continue reading

Shanghai Natural History Museum

Last Saturday we went on a day trip to Shanghai to visit the Natural History Museum. This museum was relocated to a new and bigger building last year and it even has its… Continue reading

Day trip around Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a relatively small city (well, at least when you compare it to Chinese cities) and this has an advantage: you can get to the countryside quite fast. That is what we… Continue reading

Exploring Amsterdam

I’m finally back! Unfortunately, my well deserved holidays ended and I’m in Suzhou again now. We went to Spain for our annual visit but we also spent some days in Amsterdam. I had never… Continue reading

Weekend in Hong Kong

I spent last weekend in Hong Kong, courtesy of my company! Two colleagues that work from home in Shanghai and I were flown to Shenzhen on Friday, where we had a meeting. It… Continue reading

Nanjing, Nanjing

A couple of weekends ago we went to Nanjing. Nanjing is the capital of the province we live in, Jiangsu, and it is only 1.5 hours away from Suzhou by fast train. Hooray… Continue reading

Inner Mongolia, 2008

In October 2008 I was studying Chinese in Beijing Foreign Studies University and we got one week of holidays for the National Day. What to do, where to go? When holidays were approaching… Continue reading