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my 2015 in travel

December 31st, 2015 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

I know I’m super behind in updating this blog but I figured I’d post some travel highlights from the past year. I travelled to Europe and Asia, flew on some of my favourite airlines, and got in on some excellent mistake fares. Here’s hoping that 2016 is just as fun! […]

ghost street

December 16th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

Only 12 more days until I go to Tokyo! I’m pretty excited. In fact, I’ll probably write a post detailing my excitement later. But in the meantime, I have these leftover photos I forgot to post from China. (Which seems like a lifetime ago now.) I remember being half-asleep in […]

PEK-YYZ

December 5th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

Finally, the entry where we fly home! Of course, no one loves a 13-hour flight in economy, but the trip home ended up being pretty awesome. And when we got home after 18 hours of being in the air and who knows how many hours of travel time, I said, […]

hanging out in hutongs

December 5th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

A couple blocks from our hutong was Nanluoguxiang, another hutong mostly made up of cute stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars. It’s worth taking a stroll through if you’re in Beijing, especially if it’s a nice day. Random Chinese wedding! Complete with gawkers, photographers, and police officers. We decided to gawk too. […]

cheese lobster

December 4th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

Here’s some random extra photos from Beijing that don’t fit anywhere else or warrant their own entry. Mostly touristy stuff and weird snacks. One of my favourite things to do in foreign countries is go to the grocery store. The Drum Tower The Bell Tower TOURIST PHOTO! I love, love, […]

houhai

December 4th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

The Houhai area was really close to our hotel in Beijing. Houhai is a lake and it’s surrounded by lots of restaurants, shops, and bars. It’s very pretty and a nice area for strolling around. Starbucks in China. Other than the Chinese decor, pretty much the same as Starbucks everywhere […]

wangfujing

December 3rd, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

As mentioned, it’s Wangfujing time. Wangfujing is one of the largest and most well-known shopping streets in Beijing. It’s pedestrian-only and has a lot of huge department stores and high-end retailers. (Above is the Lotte department store.) I walked through the biggest mall just because I have a fascination with malls […]

black sesame kitchen

December 1st, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

I said that this entry was going to be about Wangfujing, but I lied. It’s going to be about cooking instead! While in Beijing, Mike and I took a cooking class at Black Sesame Kitchen. Taking a cooking class in a foreign country is a pretty awesome way to experience […]