This summer, I spent a few months trekking solo across Eastern Asia. On this trek, I visited New Zealand, Australia, The Philippines, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, and the US State of Hawaii. Here’s what I wrote during my trek: Exploring Manila, El Nido, and Coron, Philippines Running the Tokyo …
On my way back from Macau to Sydney, I had a quick 8 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As soon as I got to the airport, I took the train into the center of town, and spent an afternoon walking around, and grabbing lunch. Here’s my quick trip.
My final stop in China was in the former Portuguese colony of Macau.
Shenzhen, China – where all of the electronics are made. Or at least it feels like it. For this trip, I was lucky enough to be hosted by an old friend from NYC, and got a view of work life within Shenzhen.
After spending a few weeks in Shanghai, I took the overnight train straight to Hong Kong. And I loved it. It was refreshing to be out of China, comforting to be back in a city that felt a lot like NYC, and wonderful to connect with new and old friends. I’m certainly looking forward to …
China is certainly weird. On the outskirts of Shanghai, China they’ve built a number of knockoff towns, copying styles from around the world. I explored a few of them, and was thoroughly weirded out. More on my explorations of Shanghai – Modern Ghost Towns, Racecars, and Skyscrapers in Shanghai
Shanghai has the fastest commercial maglev transportation system in the world – the Shanghai Transrapid. I explored the train, and took the ride. More on my explorations of Shanghai: Modern Ghost Towns, Racecars, and Skyscrapers in Shanghai
Lots of cars are made in China, including Volkswagen and Skoda. Showing up in a suit unannounced, I managed to talk my way into an unscheduled private tour of Volkswagen Shanghai Car Plant #3. Here’s how it all works: More on my explorations of Shanghai: Modern Ghost Towns, Racecars, and Skyscrapers in Shanghai
During my exploration of Shanghai, China, I stopped by the Shanghai Marriage Market – and almost got fixed up! Here’s my experience… See everything I did on this trip to Shanghai: Modern Ghost Towns, Racecars, and Skyscrapers in Shanghai
After being the more traditional cities of Beijing and Xi’an for a bit, I was ready to step into the more modern world of Shanghai. In the last few decades, like much of China, Shanghai has been on a building spree, with new buildings popping up everywhere. I took about a week to walk the …