June 8, 2016

#CityAdventures Beginner’s Guide to Shanghai

Visitors to China have an enduring love for Shanghai. China’s most modern and ‘westernised’ city (with the possible exception of Hong Kong), dynamic and cosmopolitan Shanghai is often liked to China on training-wheels: the charm and culture of China mixed […]
February 8, 2013

Runaway Photo: Masculine Landscape of China

Fact: China is beautiful My encounter with China was complicated, very. The three months in China was like riding a roller coaster for three months. I wrote about several unfortunate incidents in China (including Asian-Asian racism: Why Chinese people hate […]
January 11, 2013

Runaway Photo: Pingle Ancient Town, Sichuan, China

Photos from Pingle Ancient Town As a part of Tea-horse Ancient Road, Pingle ancient town (平乐古镇) was an important town on the ancient South Sichuan Road and South Silk Road since more than 2000 years ago. This peaceful riverside town is a […]
June 8, 2012

Runaway Photo: Emei Shan in Photos

For the three days when I was walking in the Emei Shan, was keep thinking how can I describe my feelings about this experience. What could be the appropriate words? Well, I was angry for several reasons. There was not […]
May 18, 2012

Asia’s First Dinosaur Museum in Zigong, Sichuan, China

I felt my inner-child was waking up when I was reading about Zigong; that there’s Asia’s very first dinosaur museum. Jurassic park the movie, the entire dinosaur related documentaries and books I had when I was a kid, the names […]
May 11, 2012

Bring Chinese Cuisine to Your Kitchen: Dali Cooking School

    What is your favourite Chinese food? Have you ever make it at home?   Chinese food is widely known for cheap and easy takeout food more than home cooked meal. I do also like Chinese food and I […]
April 26, 2012

What It Is Like to be in a Cruise

    Yangtze River Cruise was officially my first luxury-scenic cruise experience. I’m not exactly ‘luxury’ type of a traveler, but I wanted to experience what I don’t normally do.   Four days of the cruise was one of the […]
April 20, 2012

Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion in Menghai, Xishuangbanna, China

Dai craftmanship: Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion Xishuangbanna is a whole different side of China. It is in between China and Southeast Asia: Thailand and Laos. Weather is tropical, and the majority of people are Dai nationality. They even use different language: Dai. […]
April 18, 2012

Yangtze River Cruise: Why You Should Go

For me, the name Yangtze River is quite familiar. It was always mentioned in the textbook through out the school years; the longest river in Asia, the third longest river in the world and it was an important area for […]
April 6, 2012

Shaxi Friday Market in Yunnan, China: Where You Can See Sidewalk Dentistry

Sidewalk Dentistry is a real thing, in Shaxi Friday Market Shaxi is located in-between two popular destinations: Dali and Lijiang, Yunnan Province. While on your way to Dali or Lijiang, you might want to consider break up your trip by […]
April 3, 2012

Be an Inspirational Speaker at ESL Class in Chengdu, China

    “Whoooaaa-“   The very first reaction we got from the students as soon as we walked in the door with Tom, who is my friend and an ESL teacher at Southwest University of Finance and Economy in Chengdu. […]
March 30, 2012

Meeting Panda Bear for the First Time in Chengdu, Sichuan, China

“Have I ever seen a panda bear?” I think the answer would be no. No, I’ve never seen a panda bear in person before, I believe. But feel like I know them really well, like my pet dog. Must be […]