Monthly Archive: May 2014

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...