Why I Travel Alone


After saving money for years and engaging with real world travelers in my own apartment as a host on Couchsurfing, I finally made the move in 2013. I quit my job and started to travel for long term. My initial plan was to travel nonstop for a year, but I got home after two years and I told myself this is not the end. I believe you … Continue reading Why I Travel Alone

Bittersweet Experience in China’s Hawaii, Sanya during Spring Festival


After spending a couple of days in Harbin, one of the coldest cities in China, I decided to go to Sanya for Spring Festival this year. Sanya is a noted tourist destinations particularly for Northern Chinese and Russians to escape freezing weather. The favorable climate is hot in summer but warm in other seasons attracting many followers. It is considered as China’s Hawaii. Sounds great, … Continue reading Bittersweet Experience in China’s Hawaii, Sanya during Spring Festival

Harbin in Winter: What a Pleasant Misery


As a Shanghainese girl who only sees snow once a year, it’s always my dream to go to Northeast China to experience the real winter where the whole region is covered with thick and crystal snow. So I took a trip to Harbin, the capital and the largest city in Heilongjiang Province in China. It is known for its bitterly cold winter and is often referred as the Ice City. Harbin is notable for its beautiful ice sculptures in … Continue reading Harbin in Winter: What a Pleasant Misery