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Hong Kong apartments are absolutely ridiculous, in a good way of course! Just looking at them; I mean, they're some of the tallest, most densely packed, most expensive, and most beautiful apartments I have ever seen in my life. Take a look for yourself.
China’s 2017 Dragonboat Festival kicked off this past weekend. Dragonboat races and water sports activities were held all across the country, which meant that the crowds were out in full effect. I had the chance to make it out to Suzhou to catch my first ever Dragonboat Race. There were over 100 teams that included men, women, locals, and foreigners, and plenty of Dragonboats of different sizes.
Each Dragonboat consisted of a drummer, paddlers, and a sweep. In a race, paddlers are led by the rhythmic pulse of a drummer. They’ll call out chants, issue commands, and most importantly, make sure the paddlers are synchronized while the sweep steers the direction of the boat.
Once lined up, a flag was waved and the 500-meter race began. After seeing the Dragonboat races for the first time I could only think of one thing: I have to participate next Year!
Traveling to Hohhot, Inner Mongolia? Before you go, check out a 1 minute video of my EPIC adventure exploring Xilamuren Grasslands and Xiangshawan Desert! Follow me on Instagram at Donesladventure for more! Safe @ happy travels!
Take a brief look at what it’s like to ride aboard a high-speed train in China. If you don’t know, China has the world’s largest high-speed railway network. As an expat living in the country for over 5 years, it has made my life and travels much more easier and convenient. I just have one important question: when is the US going to catch up?
Shanghai Tower is the 2nd tallest skyscraper in the world right after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. I had a chance to visit Shanghai Tower back in August of 2016 after learning that its observation deck had finally opened to the public. Check out a snippet of my adventures in the Shanghai Tower up above, or read about my trip here!
China's Rainbow Mountains, located at Zhangye Danxia Geological Park in Zhangye, Gansu Province, were spectacular! I had never seen ANY natural scenery like that ever in my life prior to the trip. A friend of mine had showed me a photo of rainbow mountains early on when I arrived in China back in 2012, and I finally had the chance to visit them just last year. Check out a snippet of my amazing adventure at Rainbow Mountains in China! Follow me on Instagram @ Donesladventure and on Youtube at Don's ESL Adventure!
OUE Skyspace LA is definitely a stop you must make if you're planning to take on Los Angeles. It's an indoor and outdoor observation deck located on the 70th floor of the tallest building in downtown LA, the US Bank Tower. Check out a short video of my awesome trip to OUE Skyspace LA!
My trip to Grand Canyon National Park was an epic adventure of a lifetime! It was the top destination that I wanted to explore during my Chinese New Year vacation, in which I traveled home from China for just a little over 2 weeks. I'm glad everything worked out and that I made the journey with one of my closest friends! Check out the video above!
There's no place like home! That's right, I had the opportunity to visit my hometown of Los Angeles, California during Chinese New Year + Spring Festival 2017. There was a passing in the family, so many of my cousins, nieces, and nephews that I had not seen in a very long time gathered together to celebrate their life. Here's a recap of my life in the USA!
In my continuous efforts to bring you the most of my experiences living and working in China, here's a short look at my apartment in Shanghai-Pudong. Follow me on Instagram at Donesladventure and on Youtube at Don's ESL Adventure!
I had a chance to explore Krabi and Bangkok, Thailand over a 4-day period. I know, I know; that's too short of a time to truly experience all that Thailand has to offer. Nevertheless, I definitely made the most out of those 4 days and I've captured most of my trip in a quick 45 second snippet. Follow me on Instagram at Donesladventure!
I can't believe that I turned 30 in China! I had a ridiculously awesome time celebrating my 30th birthday in Guilin, my favorite travel destination in China, and I've got the video to prove it. Check it out! You can also read up on my epic adventure in Guilin, too.
Chinese Tai-Chi is definitely something you'll have to make time for to catch visiting or living in China. Take a look at a group of practitioners I caught practicing Tai-Chi on the Bund in Shanghai!
China vs. America. In the battle of physical fitness for middle-aged to elderly men, who do you think would win? If you like my video, please subscribe. Safe & happy travels!
Square Dancing is a popular tradition all across China. Middle-aged to elderly folks gather around and perform various exercise routines and dances to upbeat music. It sure looks healthy and fun! Check out a snippet at Chinese Square Dancing!
Life as an English Instructor (ESL Teacher) in China has been an amazing experience! You may never know where you'll end up in life, but keep a positive attitude, work hard, stray away from the BS, and you're bound to have a hell of a time. If you like my videos, please subscribe!
Check out a video of my ferryboat trip across Huangpu River in Shanghai on my Ebike. If you want to see more videos, please subscribe to my channel. Safe & happy travels!
A quick look at a few awesome things you may experience in modern day China. I'm sure many of you only know about China from what you've read in the textbooks, but there's far more to discover in this day and age. Like my video? Please subscribe for more!
Chongqing's Yangtze River Cableway is one of the most scenic cable rides you can get! I had a blast riding on the Yangtze River Cable Car in Chongqing, China. Have you been on it? If you like my video, please subscribe to my youtube channel! Safe and happy travels!
A stop at Sanya's Ye Tian Gu Zhai was included in our tour group itinerary during my 4-day travel adventures across the beautiful city. It was definitely interesting to witness Sanya's ethnic minorities in action. They played drums, did pottery, painted, shared stories, recited chants, put on shows, and much more. Here's a snippet of my journey!
Witnessing authentic Tai-Chi in action during my many adventures across China has been nothing short of an amazing experience. Here's a sample of what I've seen! If you like my video, please SUBSCRIBE to my youtube channel. Safe & Happy Travels!
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