tessandmino

Tess and Mino

Inspiring working mothers to travel. Currently in LA 🌴. Just back from Tokyo. Next stop Hawaii. . All photos are our own

Loading...
Sunrise from our amazing Airbnb in Asakusa #tokyo #tokyojapan #asakusa #tessandminointokyo #airbnb #tokyoskytree
Caught the very end of the cherry blossoms in Sumida River Park. Two days later, they were gone. #tokyo #tessandminointokyo #cherryblossoms #tokyojapan
Loading...
It was a lifelong dream come true to visit the Terracotta Army in the outskirts of Xi’an and it certainly did not disappoint. It’s hard to describe the emotions we felt and it’s difficult to capture in a photo the experience of seeing the individual warriors lined up and ready for battle. The level of detail is truly remarkable and must be seen in person. Although the warriors are the main draw to Xi’an for tourists, the city is incredible and has so much more to offer and certainly worth a couple of days on a trip to China. #terracottawarriors #xianchina #xian #tessandminoinchina #rewardstravelchina
Doesn’t this look like such a peaceful place to sit for a while?? We definitely needed to regroup after a bustling morning in Shanghai and Yu Garden was an oasis in the city. #tessandminoinchina #yugarden #yugardenshanghai #shanghai #shanghaichina
So many picturesque little spots on the garden #tessandminoinchina #yugarden #yugardenshanghai #shanghai #shanghaichina
So many serene spots in Yu Garden tucked away in the middle of Shanghai #yugarden #yugardenshanghai #tessandminoinchina #shanghai #shanghaichina
A pretty little corner in Yu Garden. Come early and spend some time walking through while the crowds are thin. #yugardenshanghai #shanghai #shanghaichina #tessandminoinchina
We bought so much green tea at the tea plantations outside of Hangzhou. I’m pretty sure that we have enough to last for two years but we had to stop ourselves when they brought out the Emperor’s Tea. It turns out that good green tea is very expensive. #tessandminoinchina #hangzhou #hangzhougreentea #greentea
No visit to Hangzhou would be complete without a cruise through the lake. #tessandminoinchina #hangzhou #hangzhoulake #westlakehangzhou
This Tibetan temple is on the grounds of the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan. It was a lovely stop outside of Wuxi even though the skies opened up and poured rain. #tessandminoinchina #wuxi #wuxichina #grandbuddhaatlingshan #lingshan #lingshanbuddha
The most famous garden in Suzhou and a very popular destination for visitors. It is a must-see in Suzhou but we recommend coming as soon as the garden opens. The crowds can be overwhelming—there were times when we couldn’t move. #tessandminoinchina #suzhou #lingeringgarden
We enjoyed a leisurely boat ride in Beihai Park. It was nice to take a time out from all of the hustle and bustle of Beijing. #beihaipark #beihaiparkbeijing #beijing #rewardstravelchina
Our second visit to Gubei Water Town—a charming re-creation of a traditional Chinese water town nestled beneath an illuminated section of the wall. It’s about two hours outside of Beijing but definitely worth a visit. #gubeiwatertown #beijing #watertown #greatwallofchina #greatwall #tessandminoinchina
One of the many pathways through the Forbidden City #forbiddencity #forbiddencitybeijing #beijing #tessandminoinchina
The end of the Sacred Way..Ming’s Tomb #sacredway #sacredwaymingtombs #beijing #mingtombs
next page →