I've always valued getting to know a place by taking leisurely strolls. Taking it slow really lets you get a feel for where things are, and you get to see a lot more than if you were just speeding through by bus or taxi. For me, the opportunity to get to know a new place in such a way and to have so much freedom and independence has been my favorite part of the program. My … [Read more...] about Yonder I Wander: Exploring Dalian on Foot
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Dalian is a huge coastal city filled with lots to see and do. It is easy to find something to do on the weekends. A few weeks after we got to Dalian, we threw a surprise birthday party for Andrew at KTV. KTV is Chinese karaoke and it is a pretty big deal in China. KTV's can be found all over Dalian. You can rent a private room for your group for anywhere from a few hours to … [Read more...] about Sightseeing and Shopping
During the National Holiday, some friends and I went to Shanghai. We took an overnight boat ride from Dalian to Weihai. The boat ride was a blast! We spent most of our time on the deck letting high winds push us around and letting the ocean mist cover our faces. The next morning we arrived in Weihai. After arriving in Weihai, we went to an island that commemorated the … [Read more...] about Shanghai Trip
Xiao Xiao Xiao Since we have been in China, we have had so many unique opportunities and learning experiences, such as traveling, making new friends and trying new things. One of my favorite experiences has been the food! One of the things that surprised me the most when I came to China was that real Chinese food was not actually what I had envisioned at all. Authentic … [Read more...] about Food and Friends in China!
We've had a lot of opportunity to travel while were here and even get a little lost in the process! Our May holiday travel can be outlined like this: Take an overnight boat south to Yantai, a three hour bus even farther south to Qingdao, 3 hour train ride to Ji'nan, 11 hour train ride south to Shanghai, spent four days in Shanghai then a 10 hour train ride to Xi'an, spent the … [Read more...] about Travel!