Beijing, China

As usual, I am delinquent with my blog posts. I am stealing away a few precious moments during my first week of orientation for my MBA program to write this blogpost, because I want to make a conscious effort to have balance in my life in the midst of all this crazy “networking” (i.e. socializing,…

Qingdao, China

Our time in Qingdao was a whirlwind; we ended up only having 2 days here. I didn’t think we would need that much time here, since it’s not as touristy as Shanghai or Beijing, but in reality I wish that we had stayed longer because it was probably the best city we visited in China….

ZhuJiaJiao & Suzhou, China

ZhuJiaJiao Ancient Water Town  Continued from the Shanghai post: I wanted to go out of the city on my second day in Shanghai, since I knew when M made it he would want to see the main tourist sights in Shanghai. I chose to take a day trip to ZhuJiaJiao, an ancient water town about…

Shanghai, China

  Day 3 of funemployment and time is going by too fast! I’ve loved having time to work out and cook, although I’m not getting to spend as much time studying for my exemption exams as I’d like because I’ve had plans every evening. I’ll be traveling to Puerto Rico tomorrow for an extended weekend,…

Cebu, Philippines

Once again, I am delinquent on my blog posts, and I am hustling to finish all the ones from last month’s Asia trip before my next trip this Friday (ah!). I officially started funemployment this past Monday evening, and have not gotten my last paycheck yet so I’m sure I will feel my changed financial…

Taipei, Taiwan

After my really long trip to Delhi (it was only 2 weeks, but felt way longer), I was super ready to start my personal travel. I had to be in China the week of July 4th, and since my work trip was planned two weeks prior to that, it didn’t make sense for me to…

Delhi, India

In an effort to stay on top of my blog-updating, here’s blogpost #2 in 2 days! I spent a solid 2 weeks in Delhi for work, but was able to have the weekend for some touristing and exploring so I figured that warrants a post. This was my last major assignment in my current role…

Marrakesh & Essaouria

I really have to be better about posting these blogs in a timely manner! At this point, our Morocco trip was over a month ago, and I’m on my way back from a 4-week long trip to Asia (India, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines – blogposts coming soon, hopefully). I’ve been really lucky to be…

Sahara Desert Tour

From Fes, we were picked up by our guide Omar for a shared tour across the country of Morocco. Our main destination was the Sahara Desert, but we stopped by many other areas along the way since the drive was so long. We stopped almost every hour, driving along the Atlas Mountains. The first day…

Fes & Chefchaouen

My friend M (not husband M) and I just came back from a whirlwind week in Morocco. We were a little nervous going into it because we’d heard a lot of stories of getting lost or getting harassed, especially as two women traveling alone; thankfully, the reports were less intense than expected, but I did…