I've been busy with business traveling every month, racking up (raking in?) those frequent flier miles...
This month I just returned from my first overseas trip of the year. This was my first time in China.
I didn't go to the mainland so "technically" it might not count but I still learned quite a bit about the drinking habits, food, climate and architecture.
I was only 3 minutes away from a lovely beach but I did not swim nor sunbathe...Remember, this was for business and I didn't want to take my bathing suit...I am weird in that way...
I spent a night in Hong Kong and the next day headed for the airport (in heavy rains) to catch the flight to Sanya, Hainan Island. Our 3pm flight was moved to 6:30pm then 9:30 until it eventually left at around11:30pm. We got to our hotel at 3AM. :-/
But the next day this was awaiting:
The pools were like lagoons! (There was a regular pool too.)
After the conference, I went back to Hong Kong to stay a night...the flights were still delayed because of ANOTHER typhoon, so it was a good thing that I stayed.
Look at those lights!
I didn't have my tripod with me so I held my breath while taking this picture
(so that the camera could soak in all the lights)...
Just for comparing, here is a similar shot I took with my iPhone:
I didn't get to go shopping (no time) but the atmosphere was soooo different from any other Asian city I've been in that I am really hoping to visit again.
More posts to come on my new start in the south western part of Japan.
I hope you have a lovely summer!