Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome

Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome

Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome Italy 2015; Tuscany, Amalfi Coast & Rome

Hong Kong & Shanghai 2015

Hong Kong and Shanghai 2015

Hong Kong & Shanghai 2015 Hong Kong & Shanghai 2015

London 2014

London in Winter 2014

London 2014 London 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014

Cambodia and Burma July 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014 Cambodia and Burma 2014

Peru 2014

Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima 2014

Peru 2014 Peru 2014

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013 Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Tips and Resources for Planning a Trip to Paris

Going to Paris? Here are my tips and resources for planning a trip

Tips and Resources for Planning a Trip to Paris Tips and Resources for Planning a Trip to Paris

People’s Square, the Marriage Market, and Museums in Shanghai

July 3, 2017
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Our hotel, the Le Royal Meridian Shanghai, overlooked the Shanghai People’s square, a large area containing several museums, a theater, a major metro hub and a huge park. We found ourselves walking through or around it several times a day. Every Saturday and Sunday the park hosts a Marriage Market. This is where parents come to […]

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Walking the French Concession in Shanghai

June 19, 2017
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  During our days in Shanghai, we visited the neighborhood known as the French Concession twice. It’s a lovely neighborhood which has a few streets that still retain some of the “old Shanghai” charm which is rapidly being replaced with high rises and highways. Oddly enough, the area was never really populated by the French, but […]

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Qibao Water Town, Near Shanghai

April 1, 2017
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Question: What’s the Disney version of a Chinese water town? Answer: Qibao We’d wanted to do a day trip from Shanghai, either to one of the Duplitecture towns (towns created to look like Paris, or Venice, or Holland, down to the buildings, canals and faux Eiffel tower) or to one of the nearby “quaint water […]

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Tips For Planning a Trip to Paris

February 27, 2017
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In the last year, at least half a dozen people we know have gone to Paris and asked me for advice before their trip. Our last trip to Paris was for a full week in March of 2016, and while I have not written about that here yet (coming soon), we’ve been to Paris many […]

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Shanghai Food

February 9, 2017
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We were in Shanghai for four days and we ate very, very well. From crazy cheap and delicious street food to fancy-dancy cocktails and food with a view. It was all good. This city knows how to get its grub on. Below is a selection of just some of what we consumed in our time […]

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Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

January 2, 2017
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After our overnight train from Hong Kong, we arrived at the Shaghai main train station and took the metro the the closest stop to our hotel, the Le Meridien Shanghai. We were to spend four nights in this hotel, with mother and I spending SPG points to each cover two nights. The first impression was […]

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Overnight on a Chinese Train, Hong Kong to Shanghai

December 4, 2016
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After our morning in Hong Kong, we got a 2PM checkout from the hotel and took a taxi (42 HK$) to Hong Ham station for our 3:15PM departure. At the station, we exchanged our remaining Hong Kong dollars for Chinese Yuan as that is all that can be used on the train (no credit cards […]

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A Goodbye to Hong Kong with French Toast, Noodles, and Dim Sum

November 21, 2016
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We didn’t eat in the Tai O fishing village, but instead returned to Kowloon and had a late lunch at the Sweetheart Cafe on Ashley road. This was my first experience with the culinary delight known as “Hong Kong French Toast” which is not for the faint of heart or stomach. It’s two slices of […]

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