Tag Archive: trip

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

Holidays in Japan

Japan! So close to China and I had never been there! But last summer, after buying super expensive tickets to go back to Spain in October, I decided I would not be ripped… Continue reading

Back to the Past IV: Palawan

Another post in my “Back to the Past” series! After my first backpacking trip (to Xi’an, Datong and Pingyao), Vietnam & Cambodia, and my first trip to Philippines, today I want to remember that… Continue reading

My first time in Suzhou

I have something to confess: the first time I visited Suzhou I didn’t like it at all. It was hot (and it was only the first week of May!), it was humid, the… Continue reading

The Maiji Grottoes

The main attraction to visit when you are in Tianshui are the Maiji Grottoes. The Maiji Grottoes are a group of carvings of Buddhist motifs sculpted on a hill called Maiji Mountain (麦积山). This hill is more… Continue reading

Weekend trip to Luoyang

Last weekend we made a short visit to Luoyang, in Henan province. We took the train from Suzhou (17 hours) on Friday and arrived there on Saturday morning. Luoyang was the capital of… Continue reading