Currently traveling in Suzhou, a city you might’ve heard of from the book #crazyrichasians!? It’s dubbed “Venice of the East” 🛶 Half of Suzhou is very modern and advanced, where no one even carries around credit card anymore. While the other half preserves the quiet splendor from ancient dynasties. Both buzzing with well dressed (it’s rare to see T-shirt and shorts on the street) people coming and going, working hard to build families and chase dreams. Having lived in the US for most of my life and learning about China through the American lens, I’m always pleasantly surprised when I visit, at just how beautiful and peaceful China actually is. That’s the fun in traveling isn’t it, fresh new perspectives and a much deeper understanding of others’ cultures.