Shenzhen / Hong Kong Travel Plan Aug 2018

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Shenzhen/ Hong Kong Plan August 2018 Now, begins my planning for a monthly visit to China / Hong Kong! Being an open blogger – and hey – why not – I want to put out my schedule here to maximize my flight and travel time. Thursday Aug 23, 2018 Depart Chiang Mai 6am Arrive Hong Kong Airport about 11am Go …

Memories of my “New Home Excursion” Trip With My Wife

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Well, the trip is over. Felt like only a week, but it was a month! We were on the road just a bit over a month – and now back to reality. Well – a new reality – moving to Thailand now and scrambling like crazy. Maybe I also take this as a time to switch from being a computer …

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Learning To Be a Tour Guide in Nepal

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Learning To Be a Tour Guide in Nepal Maybe a new profession? Well, technically been something in the works for some time Mike’s Blog 190 Greetings from Kathmandu, Nepal – the capital – or epicenter – of a tourism economy. As it starts to settle in that I’ll be living in a more tourism centered country (Thailand) I realize how …

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Will Living in Thailand Make You Lazy?

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The hustle and bustle – does it drive you? Mike’s Blog 188 On the second city of our four city Southeast Asia tour and Wendy and I are considering every stop. After Manila, we had some chats with other internet business owners and they gave some input about moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand, that many who go there get too …

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First Leg of Southeast Asia Trip – Philippines, Check!

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We are just finishing our first “leg”/ country / week of our Wendy/Mike family relocation exploration trip. How time flies. Mike’s Blog 187 On the move, well as much as possible without the traffic, here in the Philippines. It is Wendy’s first time to Philippines and she is getting the full experience – well in some major cities at least. …

The Next Week of the Wendy and Mike Relocation Exploration

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What is next on the agenda – we have almost completed the first country on our 4 country journey – Philippines. Went through Manila and Cebu – met our team, hosted a couple full day training workshops, and will be doing some school visits before heading to the next place – Thailand. Tuesday early morning flight from Manila to Chiang …

Leveraging This Exploration Trip as a Time to Reflect and Re-Invent

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Wendy and I often take these few week trips away from the normal grind. I think the last one was last Chinese New Year when we took Maggie and went to her friend’s remote house east of Shenzhen by the beach. Not much internet, just did some writing and reflecting. And reading. I have only been on this trip for …

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Back To Business In Saigon

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Back To  Business in Saigon Just can’t seem to stop hearing about this place Things are booming in Saigon, Vietnam! Mike’s Blog 170 Less than a year ago I took my first trip to Saigon, aka HCMC and this place is growing like crazy. Got an early bird ticket to DCxSGN a few months ago and honestly forgot about the …

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Preparing to Return to China

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Preparing to Return to China Wow, that was fast – well – not really! Mike’s Blog 166 Mikesblog.com/chinareturn2018 Its that time again – time to board the flight and fly to the other side of the world – to China. This time I am ready to go back more than ever. The trip served the main purpose – kids to …

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Hello Colombia – Business Expansion Trip

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Hello Colombia – Business Expansion Trip Yes, on top of all this madness – I’m going to Colombia for a couple days. Mike’s Blog 165 Mikesblog.com/visitcolombia While planning this USA trip, I have been in discussions in Global From Asia expanding to Colombia and South America. Claudia which helped out with the China business workshop in Florida is a podcast …

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Road trip with the Kids

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Road trip with the Kids On the road again…. Mike’s Blog 164 https://mikesblog.com/kidsroadtrip We are on the road. Sticking in Florida – China Business Workshop just wrapped up a bit ago and time to enjoy the weekend. No more bugging my parents for a ride, rented a car for the rest of the trip. Nancy my sister in law took …

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt Mike’s Blog 162 Well, been a few days now in Florida – and already missing Wendy, my wife. Still a big shocker on that hard decision to have to leave her by herself in Hong Kong International Airport and separate her from her kids for a few weeks. Sure, we can harp on this …

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Ready for Takeoff and Leaving Wife Behind?

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Update- So many people messaging me about the 10 year visa renewal – I had to link to it here – https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/electronic-visa-update-system-evus/frequently-asked-questions Here’s the gist: What is the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)? EVUS is the online system used by nationals of China holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa periodically to update basic biographic information to facilitate …

My Chinese Sister is Coming to America

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It’ been a lot of preparing for the USA trip in Feb. The China business Workshop is shaping up well in Miami. Andy Church from Insight-quality.com will be also sharing his experiences there too. We have been so excited here. My sister in law Nancy- just got her USA visa. Booked the same flight as us and will be headed …