29 Nov, 2018 in Guangdong, Visions

By now, I’ve explored most of what Hong Kong has to offer and so I find myself venturing out to the nearby mainland China Guangdong province. When I ask my Hong Kong friends if they go travel in Guangdong they usually reply there isn’t much to visit or see there, it’s not like Guangdong is […]

1 Nov, 2018 in Lijiang

Shuhe was a delightful unexpected surprise, a recommendation I received when I was visiting Lijiang, to get away from the tourist crowds. A 30min taxi toward the northwest, and you’re there. It’s an ancient water town offering tranquility, peace, and quiet. A bit like Lijiang, it also offers long winding alleys with small water canals, […]

17 Sep, 2018 in Nanjing

Following a visit to Nanjing University I had half a day to explore the area and so set off from campus towards the north east to go see Xuanwu Lake and the nearby Nanjing old city walls. I was lucky with the weather and pollution levels were fairly low, and since it was a weekday, […]

11 Aug, 2018 in Shanghai

On a recent visit to Shanghai in China I took the opportunity to visit an area I had not yet had the chance to explore well at the center of old colonial Shanghai near the Fuxing park. I started off with the park, with some great people watching, continued to the nearby commercial area and […]

5 Jul, 2018 in Nanjing, Visions

It’s been 6 years since I last visited Nanjing with my father, and I recently had a chance to go back and visit for a work-related trip. I had a day or so to also wonder around the university area and explore Nanjing on foot, which led me to see Nanjing in a new light […]

18 Jun, 2018 in Kunming, Visions

Kunming was my starting point for the Yunnan adventures. Kunming is a big Chinese city, and lacks the charm of the other places I visited in Yunnan, but in the day I arrive and the day I had before flying back I did manage to see a few charming places like green park and Longmen […]

13 Jun, 2018 in Shanghai

China Europe International Business School is one of the largest EMBA/MBA schools in the world with over 800 students each year. Located in Shanghai, it’s considered a very prestigious program for Chinese future leaders offering intense short programs to train the next generation managers in China and the world. One of the business professors I […]

6 Jun, 2018 in Suzhou, Visions

It’s been almost 6 years since I last visited Suzhou and the city of Suzhou has changed dramatically. Sure, you have the old areas with the canals (unjustifiably promoted as “Venice of the east”) which we all know of, but then you have the amazing new area surrounding the lake. That area, to me, signifies […]

16 May, 2018 in Lijiang, Visions

Roaming around Yunnan I visited most of the obvious tourist destinations, starting from Kunming, then Dali, and finally Lijiang. What I didn’t plan, but found a delightful surprise, was an ancient water town about 30 minutes north-west of Lijiang called Shuhe which I visited to escape the endless tourist crowds visiting the very same destinations. […]

20 Apr, 2018 in Kunming, Visions

In my recent visit to Yunnan province in China I spent a few days roaming around, from Kunming, to Dali, to Lijiang and Shuhe, and then back for a final day near Kunming to fly back to Hong Kong. In that last day before going back I was looking to do something a bit different […]

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