Realizing what I was looking at, I SCRAMBLED for my phone and IMMEDIATELY called home.
“Mom, CAN I GO TO CHINA!?”
Now that my dream trip has now come to an end, I have created this page to organize all of the most popular stories from traveling in China. I am listing them in chronological order.
As a college student, I’ve just traveled around China for 2 weeks…. basically… for free!
My journey included visiting major cities like Shanghai and Beijing, as well as touring smaller villages like Wuxi, Suzhou, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou!
Flying 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…
The elevator quickly brings you to the top. My ears popped 5 times as the altitude rapidly increased. When you get out, the walls are all made of glass and there’s a nice view of the whole city.
Each individual keychain contains a small bag of air, partially filled some sort of a colored liquid, and a living animal trapped inside.
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.
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.
His phone’s camera app put a box around both of our faces and when he snapped the photo, it outlined both of us with little hearts. LOLLLL. Guess my crush had a crush too! 😉
The Famous Lingering Garden of Suzhou, 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.
By the time we got there, my legs already hurt. I wasn’t sure if I could handle climbing the Great Wall of China anymore….
Thank you, people of China, for making this trip unforgettable.