How To Visit Xitang: Day Trip From Shanghai, China

When I went to China in August, I made it a point to visit as many places as I can outside of the major cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Xitang is a water town about an hour away from Shanghai, it became very famous because Mission Impossible III was filmed there! It’s also one of the more popular towns to visit due to its beautiful scenery, amazing food, vibrant nightlife, and its close proximity to Shanghai.  Continue reading

Tokyo Asakusa Senso ji

Top Things To See In Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is probably one of the most visited cities in Asia and what fascinates me about Tokyo is that it’s a mixture between the old and new. This applies to food, culture, tradition, architecture, and fashion. It’s also seen as the capital of quirky things that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Continue reading

China Xitang Sunset

How To Plan A Trip To China

China is a place that everyone should visit at least once. It’s a country with rich history and culture, beautiful landscape and delicious food. But many see China as an exotic destination that’s challenging to travel to mostly because of the language barrier. Having traveled there a few times in recent years, I want to share some tips on how to plan a trip there. Continue reading

Where To Stay: Kozantei Ubuya Near Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is the symbol of Japan, so when we visited Japan I really wanted to stay in a traditional hot spring (onsen) hotel (ryokan) with a view of Mt. Fuji. Most of the hotels near Mt. Fuji offer some sort of “bath” but our stay at Kozantei Ubuya was absolutely the best experience I’ve ever had at a hotel. Continue reading