Shanghai China

We have had 2 full days in china and it’s been pretty cool for me. On the first day that we arrived which was the 10th here, we just went out to We had no clue what we were doing. The food was pricy by china’s standards and really wasn’t very good.

Yesterday we went to see some more of Shanghai. We walked to the Shanghai museum which was pretty interesting. We also went to the canal where we took a fairy and saw some of the city. We were supposed to go later in the evening when all the lights were on, which would have been so much nicer than during the early evening when we went. We also got food from a place our student guide likes to go. I was the only one who was completely satisfied with my meal though. It was really stressful on our guide trying to order for us, and on top of that they were out of a lot of things. Fortunately I was quick and simple and told her to just get me what she usually gets. By the time others found out that their item of choice was out, saw mine, and wanted what I had, there was no more left.

Today we went to another city called Suzhou. It is a city that still had a lot of old architecture and was really pretty. We first went to a garden which used to be owed by a rich family in the area. The garden was amazing and beautiful. We also went to silk factory. How intricate the work of making real silk is, is truly amazing. Literally everything from the silk worm can be used for something.

Today was also my first experience with the squat toilet; luckily I remembered to bring a roll of toilet paper with me (the other girls in my group were also glad I remembered). It wasn’t too bad though.

The past two days I have seen a lot of really cool sights and attraction and it just so happened that I was one of them. I have been stopped more than 5 times to be asked to take a picture with someone. Mostly Chinese but I was also stopped by two middle aged eastern European woman as well. But it hasn’t been just me, a few people from my group have also been getting asked for pictures. As a matter of fact walking the board walk people were taking pictures of our group randomly. It was a little weird but pretty funny as well
So far so good though I’m excited to see what the rest of the trip has to offer.

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