See You In Shanghai

Our bags are packed and we’re off on month long trip to Asia that will take us to Shanghai, Su Zhou and Taipei. Normally, we don’t head to Asia until the end of May but I decided to get a head start this year. The rest of the Dot Com crew (Stephen Fung, Ed Lau and Michael Kwan) will be joining Sarah and me in Taipei for Computex. While in China, I’ll be checking out the Shanghai High-End Home Theater Show, the Real Estate Show, the world’s tallest hotel, some really nice restaurants and a bunch of other stuff.

While I have to worry about many things during this trip (like passports, luggages, etc.), one thing I won’t have to worry about is the blog and Internet business. This is truly the biggest advantage of the dot com lifestyle. I can be anywhere and the world and as long as I have access to the Net, I can make money. There’s no better way to prove that than by heading to the other side of the world for a month.

Just because I’m away doesn’t mean the posting on this blog will stop. If history is any indication, the posting frequency will increase because I want to share with you the sights and sounds of my travels. If any Shanghai readers want to meet up, give me a shout. I’ll be landing in 12 hours!

For faster updates on my travels, follow me on Twitter. Talk to you soon! It’s time to board the plane.

37 thoughts on “See You In Shanghai”

  1. Flimjo says:

    Have fun! You’re right on point about the Dot Com lifestyle. It gives you flexibility of time and mobility.

    1. Sounds like ti ought to be a great trip. Enjoy the Dot Com lifestyle in China.

      1. MoneyNing says:

        Actually the Dot Com lifestyle is great in China as long as you are rich! πŸ™‚

        1. Syed Balkhi says:

          I am sure John won’t have any problem than.

    2. Have a fun trip, John!

  2. Enjoying your trip.
    Don’t forget to bring back some souvenir for small contest as well πŸ˜€

  3. Have a great trip JC…Shanghai is truly a beautiful place to visit, with restaurants servings a larger variety of Chinese cuisines as well as a wide range top-notch international fare, shanghai is arguably mainland china’s best city for eating… πŸ˜€

  4. Stephen says:

    I expect the next twitter to be:

    “Help. They’ve arrested me. They think I’m killing pandas. Wait a sec… I kill Pandas. Help!”

    The Chinese don’t mess around with their national animal πŸ˜†

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Saved by Twitter!

      1. That’s pretty well John’s only hope πŸ˜†

  5. Thiago Prado says:

    Internet is the best invention of all. Makes us available anywhere in the planet as long as you’re connected.
    is this the first time Sally goes to Asia?
    Have a safe trip John chow!

  6. Have fun JC, I know you will – with restaurants serving a large variety of Chinese cuisines, as well as a wide range of top-notch international fare – shanghai is arguably mainland China’s best city for eating πŸ˜€

  7. Have a safe trip John. Can’t wait to see all the pictures and video your going to take!

  8. Paul B says:

    Enjoy your holiday John, Shanghai is another of those places I’d love to visit, I’ve got a friend who works for one of the Uni’s there so one day hopefully!

    Oh and happy birthday as well! πŸ™‚

  9. Have a great trip. Bring back some nice photo’s of the food over there.

  10. Jorge says:

    Have a nice trip!

  11. MoneyNing says:

    Shanghai is great and I’m sure you will have fun πŸ™‚ I will be going to Taipei too for my wedding banquet this weekend so maybe I will bump into you πŸ™‚

  12. Good luck on your trip John. Have fun and don’t get yourself arrested πŸ˜›

  13. pileofblogs says:

    Your dot com lifestyle in China should actually be better than it is here, because everything is so expensive in Van. Your cheese will go a lot further! Have a safe and fun trip!

  14. Terry Tay says:

    Have a safe trip and a great time John and everyone else going! πŸ˜€

    I’ll be looking forward to your pictures and videos while you’re there. I know you won’t forget about us here, stuck in the Matrix. πŸ˜›

  15. Noobpreneur says:


    Your dot com biz and lifestyle is really interest me this past 2 months – This post is what kind a life I am working on. Thanks to you and other probloggers, it’s currently en-route πŸ™‚

    Have a nice trip to Shanghai!

  16. Bash Bosh says:

    Have a nice trip to Shanghai John!

  17. Mike says:

    I am in Beijing now and would have liked to come and see you, but I think it could be a difficult time right now to travel in China.

    Have a safe trip.

  18. iWAlk says:

    Take care your journey, john…
    7.8-Magnitude Earthquake happened yesterday,The earthquake center was only 30 kilometers to my parents’ home. I lost communication with many of my childhood friends, PRAYING for them!

  19. Diana Tan says:

    Have a fun and enjoyable trip to Asia! πŸ˜€

  20. Sha says:

    I hope you’re having a blast! That’s true about the proof though. Anyone who doesn’t believe that you can make money online wherever you are can just read your upcoming posts about your trip.

  21. Cronus says:

    I think you should buy something in Shanghai and bring it back as a contest! *cough cough* Samurai Sword *cough cough*. I know myself, and many others, would post their hearts out to get one of those, even if it’s cheap, as long as it is authentic.

  22. broalex says:

    I hope I`ll make it next year to Asia , never been there . have a nice trip and let us see some of your photos πŸ˜†

  23. Funny how a Canadian is heading to China for a month when 99% of the Chinese would sell their souls to live here. I like vacations, but a month in China just doesn’t sound very fun at all to me.

  24. Hope you had a safe trip.
    I’m guessing that the big earthquake in Chengdu is all over the news there. Where were you when the earthquake hit?

  25. Yea. Work from anywhere…really ROCKS!!! Have a nice trip man.

  26. Syed Balkhi says:

    Enjoy your trip John. Hopefully you get a high speed internet there πŸ˜› and people don’t block your IP

  27. make150aday says:

    yes–only couple of folks mentioned about an earthquake.
    What a disaster–it was Myanmar and now China–
    Latest according to Yahoo is that
    “Myanmar cyclone victims getting low-quality supplies ”

    More than 12,000 have lost their lives in China.

    My prayers is with those people suffering.

  28. make150aday says:

    what a disaster–
    was myanamar and now China.

    My Prayers to those who is suffering.

  29. Affiliate17 says:

    good luck in Shanghai

  30. Cronus says:

    Hopefully nothing more will happen while you are there, we don’t want to lose our favorite blogger!

  31. Oh man, I am already dreaming when I can join the ranks of bloggers living the dot com lifestyle!

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