Category Archives: Asia

Trips to Asia are unique, so it deserves its own category. I’ll avoid writing in Cantonese as much as possible because I don’t know the language.

Culture Shock: Causes and Solutions

Culture shock is a term that is often used casually, but it’s a very real issue when traveling internationally. You can experience culture shock in any distant location, but there are three factors that I’ve found increase its effect dramatically. … Continue reading

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Fighting Jet Lag

Travel often comes up in conversations with friends. It cracks me up when they tell me they just got back from California and they are “jet lagged.” It’s true that travel is tiring and a 2-hour difference can cost you … Continue reading

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Tips for Asian Travel

A follower of the blog recently asked me to write a post about travel in Asia. As I started writing, I quickly realized that there was waaaaay too much for one post. I decided to spread it across several posts … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

I’m sure I’d say some really dumb/disturbing/embarrassing/insulting/ridiculous things if I tried to speak Chinese or Spanish.  However, if you are going to put something in print or launch a product, let’s do a little research and get it right.  These … Continue reading

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Where not to drink the water…

June 2011 was my first ever trip to Asia. I flew from Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai (PVG). Once I landed in Shanghai, we headed straight to the hotel where my associates went right to bed. It was about 4pm, so … Continue reading

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