Category Archives: Observations

Air Travel – Not Great These Days

Air Travel  I believe over the last few years all of us, no matter whether frequent or leisure flyers have experienced progressive troubles with Air Travel.  Gone are the days (I think I never saw or experienced them) when traveling … Continue reading

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Voss Water – Crazy Expensive

Voss Water I thought I had seen it all – not really – but an interesting saying nevertheless… Voss water shocked me.  A couple of weeks ago my family and I traveled to the Bay area.  We stayed in a … Continue reading

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Nanjing – From Bird’s Eye View

Nanjing Bird’s Eye View Greetings!   I have always been amazed at the different views one gets when staying at high floors of either hotels of appartments we all live in.   This time around – let’s have a view of the … Continue reading

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Strange Advice from Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler: Strange and Inaccurate Advice I have over 3M miles flown on multiple global airlines across N.America, Asia and Europe.  When I saw the article below in the on-line magazine, my first reaction was, “I need to write … Continue reading

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Travel to Shenzhen – Fastest Way from N.America

Just recently I had to organize a fast trip from the US to Shenzhen (and later on to additional destinations in China – you already saw my trip report and mostly photos from the weekend in Suzhou.  So now on … Continue reading

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Suzhou Weekend Night Out

Suzhou Weekend Suzhou Weekend is something you need to do once every so often….Suzhou is a nice city – not large enough (by Chinese standards) to be overcrowded and not polluted as many of the big cities in China tend … Continue reading

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Shanghai – More in Pictures

I went to Shanghai as a student in 1988…This was so very long ago…!  1988 Shanghai and the city today are (as you can imagine) completely different.  In previous postings in this blog I had provided images from the 1980s … Continue reading

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Shanghai – Modern and Quaint

Most of you already associate Shanghai with a modern metropolis – a city with very glitzy avenues, fancy shopping malls, luxury brands from the world over, and architecture to match it…  All areas of Shanghai – Puxi, Pudong, Minhang – … Continue reading

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Sichuan Hot-Pot….in Pudong

Sichuan Hot-Pot Well, so you are in a mood for some Sichuan Hot-Pot and you wonder,  where should you go?   If you are in Chengdu – well, anywhere around the corner I suppose….But you are on China’s East coast….in Shanghai…in … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in China and Inconspicuous Consumption

To continue from my previous posting, China (as you probably know by now) has become an economic power – which by itself is a great achievement (given its humble situation in the late 1980s) but one which has come at … Continue reading

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