Year 3! This year’s trip was a bit more wet than usual but still gave me much needed sun and warm weather. The thing with rain in Honolulu is that it comes and goes. It’ll pour for 5 mins and the sun will come out. As expected… Maki no showed.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nearing the end of the trip… well, there’s still 4 more days to go. On day 10, we traveled via plane back to Shanghai for the World Expo 2010. We spent the morning flying and landed in the afternoon. In Shanghai, we stayed with my cousin Susan in a fairly big condo. A condo that […]
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 […]
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 […]