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

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

Safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa

One reason people visit South Africa is to go on a wild safari and see all the animals. There are so many different safaris in South Africa alone, and unfortunately not all safaris are created equally due to geographical location and size of the reserve (private reserves versus national park). Continue reading

Christmas Markets in New York City

The holiday time is always festive and cheery in New York City, and it’s a time when you get a chance to check out the pop up holiday markets all around the city. Since I lived in Europe before, I sort of expected the markets to be similar to the ones in London and Germany, but to my surprise, the holiday markets here are very different. Continue reading