2018-China

  • Fuzhou

    Fuzhou

    Unlike other cities we visited in China, our guided tour didn’t cover Fuzhou. Rather, we were there to visit our long-distance relatives. While some of the elders from our group have met them in the past, it was our first time meeting them. Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province, is one of the world’s fastest […] Read more…

  • Hangzhou

    Hangzhou

    From Suzhou, we traveled 2 hours to Hangzhou. Hangzhou was the capital of China during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279) and it is one of China’s 7 ancient capitals (the rest are Beijing, Xian, Nanjin, Luoyang, Kaifeng and Anyang). In Hangzhou, we had the opportunity to taste and buy Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea, the most […] Read more…

  • Xitang & Suzhou

    Xitang & Suzhou

    From Shanghai, we traveled 2 hours west to Xitang, an ancient water town with more than a thousand years of history. Known as the “Venice of the East”, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou form a triangle consisting of ancient towns that mostly built around the complex canal systems, rivers and lakes. Xitang, together with with Zhouzhuang, […] Read more…

  • Shanghai

    Shanghai

    Since we arrived a night before, we had a whole day to explore Shanghai. Similar to the tour setup in Beijing, we had a different set of tour guide, driver and transportation to cover the upcoming 4 cities: Shanghai, Xitang, Suzhou and Hangzhou. We spent the entire morning wandering along the Shanghai Old Street and […] Read more…

  • Beijing

    Beijing

    We finally made it to China! It all began with Angelina’s dad wanting to revisit China. After taking a few months to plan this intricate 13-day trip, we were able to make it a reality. There were 13 of us: parents, San Gu and San Gu Zhang, Yien Gu and Yien Gu Zhang, Eng Gu, […] Read more…