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I recently returned home from a semester abroad in Shanghai. I decided to stay more days after the program ended to maximize my time before coming back for New Years to my family. First thing I did was visited M50 with a good friend. It is the modern art area of Shanghai. There was a…

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To the Springs!

Sitting in a pool of hot coffee, I let my body relax and enjoy the marine pool before me. We traveled to Hong Kong, Macau, Zhongshan and Zhuhai. It was amazing. The last day was the most relaxing. We went to a hot springs resort. I’ve never been to a hot spring, so I was…

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How to Survive in Shanghai for Under $6 a Day

In college, I spend an average of $10 per meal, or $30 a day. In a month, that’s about $900 on food. Whe you study abroad, you want to save that money to explore the country or the countries nearby. $900 a month for food is a good chunk of change. That’s in the States,…

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Bullet Train to Hangzhuo

National Day was declared the morning of the beginning of October for seven days. Classes were cancelled and everyone travels all over the country to different locations. The occasion? The founding of People’s Republic of China. It’s like Chinese Independence Day, except it goes on for a week. We were granted permission to travel wherever…

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The Hunt

It was around 6 PM. I just got done with a study session, and I’m about to find food. I was feeling like eating KFC. I wanted to see how KFC tailors their services and products to the Chinese people. I was in that area the week before, so I thought I knew how to…

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Old Shanghai

We arrived in Shanghai to a hotel near the bund. The morning I woke up I looked out my window to see senior ladies doing Tai-Chi in front of a Starbucks. When I saw this, I truly felt like I had arrived. We ventured into the area of Old Shanghai to explore the area. Old…

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China: A new land

I never though that would be going to China. It was only during my spring semester that I decided to go. I rushed to get all the paperwork done for the program before the deadline that was given to me passed. I could not loose the opportunity to go to the world’s second leading economy,…

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