Fengjing water town 枫泾镇

When you live in Shanghai (like me), sometimes you just feel the need to get out of the city, even for a day. There are a lot of water towns around Shanghai. Fengjing and the painters' village are about an hour away by car from the city centre. What I like about this place is... Continue Reading →

My gear list (photography)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am really passionate about photography. It has been my longest love story and it's still going!! So here a list (in no particular order) of my photography gear & gadgets: Canon EOS 6D Camera & Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Lens - together they create a versatile tool to... Continue Reading →

The Black Sea

Some may have never heard of the Black Sea. I set foot on its beaches literally before I could even walk, I was 7 or 8 months at the time. Then, year after year it became my headquarter, this at least a couple of weeks every summer. It's also the place where I met my... Continue Reading →

Boracay @ Villa Caemilla

This is the third time I come to Boracay (The Philippines) and stay at Villa Caemilla. The first time I came was at the end of November 2015, then December 2016. Meanwhile Boracay island was closed for a environmental rehabilitation. 6405 tourists are allowed to get on the island daily, that is a third of... Continue Reading →

Taiwanese tea in a Japanese cup

I was in the mood for some tea. So I boiled some water, prepared my 嚴選阿里山烏龍 translated: Exquisite Alishan Oolong Tea which I bought from Wang DE Chuan  in Taipei. Before living in China, I had no idea that I like Oolong tea. As it figures out it's one of my favourite teas now! I served my... Continue Reading →

The Shanghai of today

For those who have the means, life is easy in Shanghai. You can do just about anything, eat anything you wish for, take whatever classes you could think off, you can basically have a full schedule day after day. And in order to do all that, you only need ONE THING when you get out... Continue Reading →

35 countries by now

I have lived in Europe (Romania and France) until I was almost 29, when I moved to Shanghai. I visited 35 countries until now, which is barely 18% of the existing countries. I spent the last four and a half years learning mandarin and visiting 11 Asian countries plus New Zealand, USA, Poland or again... Continue Reading →

Harbin, China 哈尔滨

I've traveled to Harbin between Christmas and New Year, in December 2017. This time I traveled with a Chinese friend of mine, Ivy. We slept there for three nights, right next to the pedestrian street Zhong Yang 中央大街 in the city centre. I might add that at -23 °C/-9.4°F (with a real feel at -33°C),... Continue Reading →


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