Asia Photo Diary

This fall I had an experience of a lifetime on an unforgettable trip to Asia. I have been to Japan before but being half Chinese it was great to finally see China, Hong Kong and Thailand. One of the main reasons for my trip was my cousin's wedding in Chongqing (crazy city - 33 million people in ONE city O_O). I just have to say that it was the most extraordinary wedding I have ever been to and the only way I can think of describing it is by calling it "Kardashian-Style" (note: photo 2 is the lovely bride dressed in Vera Wang with her father). If you ever get the opportunity to go to Asia - GO! Amazing shopping, interesting but good food, and sights that you won't see anywhere else but in Asia. 
Sheraton Chongqing in the evening along the Yangtze River (wedding location)
The Bride in Vera Wang
Red ribbons along a bridge
Me on the steps of a temple in Chongqing
Spicy street noodles
Sugar dragon
Tigers and lions at the Chongqing Zoo
Feeding a giraffe at the Chongqing Zoo
BEARS!!! At the Chongqing Zoo
Rock Carving
Hiking along the rivers and valleys in the Black Mountain National Park
Neatest rice pot
The Great Wall of China
Ceiling of the longest corridor 
Peking Duck in Beijing
The Forbidden City
Talented artist in the Forbidden City
Me on an island in Wuxi
Some communist soldiers (so in-sync) 
Yang's Dumplings in Shanghai (crispy xiao long bao amazingness)
Nanjing Road, Shanghai
My fave chicken dish from Yardbird in Hong Kong (must go!)
Another must eat in HK...Cong Sao Dessert with amazing shaved ice! Delish! 
Hong Kong view from the Peak


  1. Beautiful pictures! I love how clear your night shots are. I have been to every city you mentioned except for Chongqing. I sure miss the historical sites of Beijing and the energy of Shanghai. Such good dumplings too! I miss it!

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