Monthly Archive: May 2014

Trip to Vancouver / Shanghai / Shenzhen 2014

Well, the trip is just about over. It’s been interesting to see a lot of different things and try different foods. The oddest food I at was actually a fruit called Durian. Very hard...

Shenzhen and Monsoon Season 2014

I have never had any experiences with monsoons. This trip brought me to Shenzhen where I had my first monsoon experience complete with flooding factories (I happened to be in the factory), river fording...

Shanghai Glows at Night 2014

Shanghai is a phenomenally interesting city. One quickly notices how everything is illuminated at night – buildings, road, trees, and so on. It goes on forever, it’s absolutely incredible! I haven’t been to many...

Suzhou and Zhangzhou Water Village 2014

I ran over to Suzhou and Zhangzhou, just outside of Shanghai, with a tour group. Suzhou is a more laid back city and a ‘small’ city at 6mil people. The water village was pretty...

Vancouver 2014

Leaving to China from Albany is surprisingly complicated. There aren’t a lot of good flight times from Albany and it’s a lot more expensive to fly from the east coast of the US to...

Catskills 2014

The Catskill mountains are a short journey from Albany. We’ve been meaning to go to the Catskills since we moved to Albany last August. Well, we finally went and it was very beautiful! They...

Albany’s Annual Tulip Festival! 2014

The New York area was originally colonized by the Dutch. Given that, there’s still a lot of Dutch things happening around the area. One of those things is the annual tulip festival in Washington...