Pingtan, China: 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships

In late September, International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) hosted its 3rd round of 2016 Kiteboarding  Championships at Pingtan, Fujian Province, China. I, as a beginner in kiteboarding, had the chance to compete with some of the best riders in the world. There were a total of 105 riders from 25 countries took part in the championships. Pingtan country…

Boao, China: Nice Wind and Great Seafood

After coming back from a week-long kitesurfing trip to Hua Hin in late March, I had been craving for more kitesurf getaways since the weather in Hong Kong had been miserably humid and rainy. Until some experienced kitesurfers told me that it is Boao’s windy season now so that I checked it up on windguru: Boao, or Bo’ao, is best known…

Shuangyue Wan, China: Kitesurf Hidden Gem

Every summer, when easterly recedes and southwesterly picks up, kitesurfers in Hong Kong had to retreat from Shui Hau Wan but they are left with very limited options: fun-sized Pui O Beach and rubbish-covered Lung Kwu Tan. Added with underwhelming wind condition that seldom goes above 15 knots, taking a short getaway to one of multitude of beaches along the southeastern…

Yangzhou, China: Geyuan Garden

If you are in Yangzhou, China, apart from Slender West Lake, another attraction that you can’t miss out is Geyuan Garden, a private garden that showcases the great finesse of the salt merchants of Qing dynasty, who started to build such gardens in regions south of Yangtze River. It is crowned as “one of the four famous…

Yangzhou, China: Slender West Lake

If you understand Chinese, the poem “烟花三月下扬州”, or yanhua sanyue xia yangzhou, is telling us that Spring is the best season to visit Yangzhou, a picturesque city located in central Jiangsu Province of China. Located right in the downtown area, Slender West Lake (pinyin: shou4 xi1 hu2) is a MUST-go place. I’ve been to West…

Guangzhou: Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Many of the Cantonese people have been to this museum more than once, since it possesses great popularity. I, however, finally had the chance of visiting the museum for the first time this winter, with some of my high school buddies. Wikipedia has the introduction The Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (Chinese: 西汉南越王博物馆; pinyin: Xī Hàn Nányuè…

10 Beijing Foods We Can’t Live Without

[update Mar 2016] Most pictures of this post are invalid for some reason. Will post the pics soon. [end of update] I’ve been reading about articles titled ‘40 Hong Kong Foods We Can’t Live Without‘ and ‘40 Shanghai Foods We Can’t Live Without‘ on CNNGo, but I’ve been wondering why Beijing doesn’t have its own…

Guangzhou’s Signature Xiguan Food

Xiguan is not only about its stylish unique Xiguan houses, and actually the food part is way more attractive to me. Grown up in Guangzhou, I couldn’t be more familiar with Xiguan food. And today, since Emliy and her husband is visiting Guangzhou, I decided to take them to Xiguan to have some of its…

Guangzhou: Vintage Xiguan Residence

Xiguan house is one of the few well-know styles of Lingnan (meaning southern China) architecture, else being banboo house, riding house (骑楼), and Chen Clan Academy. I’ve been heard of this style of residence since I was little, and we see a lot of these houses in the local Cantonese TV drama – 外来媳妇本地郎. And…