Realizing what I was staring at in my inbox, I SCRAMBLED for my phone and IMMEDIATELY called home. “Mom, I AM GOING TO CHINA!”
“I’m thinking about everything I’ve done since I’ve gotten on this airplane and I really cannot fathom how I’m going to keep myself busy for another whole 7.5 hours…“
My journey to China included visiting major cities like Shanghai and Beijing, as well as touring smaller villages like Wuxi, Suzhou, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou!
As a college student, I’ve just traveled around China for a few weeks… for free!
DESTINATION: SHANGHAI, CHINA
The elevator quickly brings you to the top. My ears popped 5 times as the altitude rapidly increased. When you step out, the walls of the tower are made of glass and there’s a stunning view of the entire city.
DESTINATION: HANGZHOU, CHINA
My friends and I visited another city in China called Hangzhou. We enjoyed a nice tour of a local tea village called the Long Jing Tea Plantation at Mei Jia Wu.
DESTINATION: WUXI, CHINA
DESTINATION: SUZHOU, CHINA
Our tour guide told us we could touch, feel, and hold the silkworms if we’d like. At first, I was hesitant but I did end up picking one up. It was kind of clingy.
DESTINATION: WUZHEN, CHINA
In the city of Wuzhen, life revolves around water. There are streams that flow between the city’s streets. Water lines the buildings and helps the villagers get around.
DESTINATION: BEIJING, CHINA
Thank you, people of China, for making this trip unforgettable.