West Lake: Hangzhou, China

Remember the city which stole the spotlight in 2016 as the host of G20 Summit? An hour away from Shanghai on the high-speed train is the beautiful, diverse and vibrant city of Hangzhou. Locals say that this city hosts many immortal love stories. My Chinese friend narrated me one of the most touching love stories.... Continue Reading →

Oriental Venice: Shaoxing, China

Other than the obvious choices of Suzhou and Hangzhou, I thought of visiting a small water town, Shaoxing. Famous for its rice wine and stinky tofu, this old water town is located about three hours south-west of Shanghai by train. The counterpart to Hangzhou’s West Lake is actually found in Shaoxing and, perhaps logically, is... Continue Reading →

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