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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

China

I spent all four summers of high school in China: in 2007, I studied in Beijing and Chengdu, lived with host families, and traveled to Tibet. In 2008, I studied at Beijing Yinyue Xueyuan as well as Fudan University in Shanghai. In 2009, I studied at Dali University in Dali, a smaller city in the southwest of China, and did community service in the rural village of Shaxi. In 2010, I worked as a student ambassador at the USA Pavilion during the Shanghai World Expo. I've been all over China - Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Dali, Kunming, Hong Kong, Tibet, and more- and have had some great experiences!

Bubble Tea- Delicious Despite the Choking Hazard

Oh, bubble tea. My favorite drink of all time. I was first introduced to bubble tea four years ago during my first trip to...

Exposed Bellies as a Means of Ventilation: The Best Quirk of...

Now that you've been introduced to some Chinese quirks- matching clothes, squatting, and tiny, tiny chairs- I think you are ready to learn about the...

Seeing Double with Chinese Couples

It's a common phenomenon in China. You'll be walking down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you spot it....

Expired Visas and Overweight Luggage- a Fun Trip Home

My bags were packed and I was ready to go. I had been in China a total of 2 months now and I was...

All That Effort and It’s Barely Worth a Penny

My roommate Jillian and I have developed a routine for our lazy off-days. We walk outside of the Expo Village to our cheap noodle...

Shanghai’s Barbie Super Store

While walking down a random street in Shanghai today with my roommate Jillian, I noticed something that isn't seen very often anywhere. A six-story...

Detachable Sleeves and Facial Visors

As the temperature rises here in Shanghai, the amount of clothing being worn by foreigners visiting the Expo dwindles. Long pants become shorts, t-shirts...

Did You Lose a Child or a Shoe? – The Curse...

Most people have heard of Mandarin and Cantonese- those two languages that are both technically Chinese, but completely different. Well, those are only two of...

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Leave: Two Very Different Educational Systems

If you are going to attend a college meeting in America during your junior or senior year, I can confidently predict some of the admission...

The Poor Worms at the Silk Factory

I went to a silk factory about a week ago and do you know what I learned? They have to kill the silk worms...

Adventures in Walmart and Noodle Eating

If you've never been to a Chinese Walmart, you need to. They are nothing like American ones. I can't assume that no American Walmart...

Neon Hospitals and Bowel-Burning Hot Pot

There are many different types of dangers lurking out there in the big city. Some types are easily identifiable. You see it and you...

Paths to Nowhere and a Half-Naked Man

There are some things in China that I just do not understand. Like the mystery path, for instance. On every sidewalk in China, there...

The Chinese Are Healthier?

I'd say Chinese people are much healthier than Americans in many ways...diet, for example. Obesity does not run rampant in China as it does...

A Slow Transition… and It Begins!

Well, the jet lag has finally worn off. Two nights ago I went to take a nap at 5:30 PM and ended up waking...
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