Jul 112011
 
New York and Boston 2008

Back in September 2008, I had this huge craving for clam chowda.  Back in January, I went to Boston with my buddy Russell to catch the Spice Girls concert (Tickets were well over $2000 in Vancouver and Russell went to college in Boston so he knows the city well).  That’s when I had my first […]

Oct 202010
 
China Trip - Day 14 - Final day

We went to some city built on water that was like an older version of Venice.  There were cats carved everywhere…  After that, back to the bund where we were yesterday.  The overcast skies actually cleared up today and I could see blue!  After some picture taking, we went to dinner in a mall and […]

Oct 202010
 
China Trip - Day 13 - A day in Shanghai

Went around town checking out the local attractions.  Well, mostly checking out the Bund.  The architecture is very diverse.  Some of  you may know that Shanghai is an international business city.  The population is diverse and the the buildings reflect the different peoples that live here.  You’ll probably notice that many of the buildings are […]

Oct 192010
 
China Trip - Day 9 - The Summer Palace

Day 9, we went to the emperor’s summer palace.  I actually enjoyed this place because it’s not like the the other palaces I’ve been to.  The summer palace was built into the side of a mountain so there’s rock everywhere.  Afterward, we went back into town only to find it pissing rain.  We took shelter […]

Oct 182010
 
China Trip - Day 7 - Super Fast Trains and Olympics

Day 7 – We took the super fast train from Beijing to Tianjin for some shopping.  In 2008, this train set the world record for conventional trains at 350km/h.  When I was riding it, the train topped out at 329km/h.  If this is just a conventional train on wheels, I can only imagine what the […]