Winter Break Part I: Hunan & Guangxi

School finally ended and Winter Break has begun! We have almost 2 months before school starts again, so I decided to use the opportunity to explore more of China. There are so many places in China I’ve wanted to see, so I have been counting down the days until break since school started! To kick … Continue reading Winter Break Part I: Hunan & Guangxi

New Years in Shanghai & End of 1st Semester

The last week of school, we did a lot of reviewing in class, and outside of class, I accompanied my friend Hannah in doing more classic Beijing things, such as visiting Nanluoguxiang's hutongs, walking around Gulou and eating Peking duck, and chilling at some bars in Houhai. We also visited a fake market in Liudaokou, … Continue reading New Years in Shanghai & End of 1st Semester

National Holiday in Inner Mongolia & Shanxi Province

Our first month of school is officially behind us! I'm finally settled in for the most part, evidenced by my official Beijing residence permit and my new electric scooter for commuting to/from school (super cheap & convenient). Other highlights of the first month included: befriending a bunch of Korean exchange students in some of our … Continue reading National Holiday in Inner Mongolia & Shanxi Province