Monthly Archives: June 2013

我的中文进步了一点儿!

I feel like my Chinese has improved already, just from being able to use it and practice speaking and listening in a practical setting, rather than a classroom for a few hours a week.  I’ve been able to have real … Continue reading

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The Pearl Tower

We took a trip to the famous Pearl Tower, a field trip through our school’s program, which meant it was all paid for and transportation was provided.  As expected of a tourist spot, it was extremely clean and everything looked … Continue reading

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Xintiandi [Image Heavy]

A few of the girls and I went on a little adventure to Xintiandi, a European-style area of Shanghai with lots of tourists and coffeeshops.  It was a chance for us to try out the Shanghai Metro, which is supposedly … Continue reading

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A Word of Caution (Terrible Taxis)

I found out that our friend Matthew did pretty much everything he wasn’t supposed to, so here’s a bit of advice to any future China-goers. When you get off the plane, there will probably be a bunch of people waiting … Continue reading

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Arrived Safe and Sound

Well, one thing I can say for sure—LAX WiFi sucks. So far, flying on my own isn’t bad.  Yes, I have to wait by myself, but I’m not a particularly talkative person anyway, so eventually any traveling companions I might … Continue reading

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D-Day

Departure Day.  If you don’t hear from me again, then Strong VPN lied to me and I will have limited internet access.  Wish me well.

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Which shoes to bring? Hmm…

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