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... for two semesters is enough. I truly love and admire the city, but I know that I have to return to America when my semester is over. America is where I belong. My family is there.
Right now, I am not home sicked. I am having a blast so far. No regrets for choosing to come to China for a year. I am grateful to be able to live my dream of living abroad for a year.
Chinese class today was not too hard. My professor looked at me, "Dong bu ...
... victory our of it! I then went back to my hostel and called it a night.
July 22nd - Olympic Bound
Today I woke up and had breakfast at the hostel then packed everything up and checked out. I figured it would be quicker to take everything with me, so I took my two backpacks and headed to the subway and took it to the Olympic park complex. Right off the subway both the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube are visible and definitely intriguing looking. Both were very cool ...
Had an uneventful flight from Auckland to Shanghai, apart from leaving 2.5hrs late. On arrival we took the Maglev train (magnets make the train float and move above the track) into the city at 300kms p/hr. We thought that was fast until our return journey a few days later when it reached 431 kms! Shanghai is a vast, vibrant city of over 23 million with construction going on everywhere. We don't do cities well, but made the most of ...
... traditional costume , photos to follow. Lovely safe , clean area of the city , although the air is ladened with dust particles and after a few hours walking I felt my throat tightening , as if I had just smoked a packet of cigarettes.
Early to bed as we have a tour guide booked for tomorrow.
... we don’t even know which platform to use
This journey will take about 5 hours, we then change trains for a night train (7 hours) , which arrives in the early hours of the morning, then find our hostel, we don’t know if we will be able to check in at that time though (don’t even know where it is, how far away from the station)
There will be a few tired, irritable people getting off the train
It should make for an interesting day as it goes ...