Reflecting on Shanghai

Wow. I didn’t know re adjusting would be so weird. It’s been very interesting coming back to my home country and seeing all the things we take for granted. It has opened up my eyes to a lot of problems we face as well as a lot of opportunities for growth in both countries. I…

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Experiencing the fabric markets

Experiencing the fabric markets What a crazy environment. I recently explored the famous fabric markets of Shanghai. They are quite huge and quite a site to see. If you like clothes for a good price, that is the place to be. We entered a warehouse like structure and through the dusty plastic doors it was…

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Hong Kong

This past week we had our first scheduled vacation. We went to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau. It was an incredible experience. I absolutely fell in love with Hong Kong. The people may not speak mandarin, however most of the people living in Hong Kong speak English as well as Cantonese. The air quality in…

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Beijing Weekend

Conquering the Wall Last weekend was amazing. I had the privilege of taking the bullet train or as the Chinese would call it, the Gao tie, to Beijing. Beijing was a spectacular city despite all of the negative things you may here about the pollution there. The pollution can be bad in Beijing, however we…

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The China Art Palace

The China Art Museum Finding the place was a struggle in itself. We started by taking the train line 10 out to line 8 where we began our journey to Peoples Park. Once we got above ground the park was beautiful. There were tons of people and we managed to find a nice looking art…

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Bargaining in Shanghai

I try to venture out a little more and more each day. I finally bought a bicycle and started to learn the wonderful art of negotiation here in china. In shanghai the price of almost anything can be negotiated and its perfectly fine to try and do so. By all means go as far as…

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A World of New Food

I have been in Shanghai for a little under a month now. This is incredible city that is growing at an extremely fast rate. People from all over china flock to this city in hopes to hop on the growing train of success that is occurring in Shanghai. These people bring many things, culture, music,…

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2 days left to go.

What a rush. I have two days to go before I board a plan to take me half way around the world to Shanghai, China. I have never wandered out of the country before and China feels like a huge leap for the first place to become lost in. The past few days have been…

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