This post is somewhat overdue as our Spring Break was more than three weeks ago, but as finals are fast approaching, I need a reminder of the good ole vacation days. To start the trip, Christa Lee ’15 and I went to visit last year’s Chinese language assistant in Xi’an! Catherine was the best host and it was so fun to see her again as Christa and I had both lived with her in the Asian Studies House.
After spending 3 1/2 days in Xi’an, we took an overnight train to spend the day in Pingyao before taking another overnight train to Qingdao. It was a 20+ hour train ride so we decided to break it up over two days and see the Zhangbi Underground Castle!
Unfortunately, no photos turned out from inside the tunnels, but it just looked like a bunch of dirt tunnels anyway.
Sixteen hours later….and we were in Qingdao, a beautiful coastal city and home to Tsingtao Beer Manufacturing.
Our last stop before going back to Shanghai was a quick day visit to Hangzhou–one of the most beautiful cities in China.
Well, it’s off to study for finals for me. I can’t believe I’ve already been in Shanghai for 3 months! The end is so near…