Inner Mongolia was on the top of my list of places in China I wanted to visit, so when my friend Ines planned a trip, I decided to tag along 😉 But first, a 27 hour train ride from Shanghai to Hohhot...
Before I move on to my post-graduation travels, I thought I would just dump a bunch of pictures from Shanghai that I haven't had a chance to post about yet. Read about eyelash extensions, crazy potato chip flavors, the British town in Shanghai, nonsensical English and more!
Girls' getaway to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, ft. delicious food, 22 hour train rides, Finding Dory, and walking around in humid hot weather
If there's one thing that gets me excited, it's ANIMALS. I love watching animals interact with each other - seeing them play, fight, eat, and sleep. I also love having unique animal interactions because it's a chance to get up and personal with a creature that I normally don't encounter in my every day life. So, one weekend, I recruited my friend Bonnie to check out the Shanghai Wild Animal Park with me.
Being a stupid American, I have no concept of how far something is in kilometers, but it seemed like a fun opportunity to spend time with actual Chinese students (isn't that the point of study abroad???). So I told Bonnie, "Sign me up!!"
Around the middle of May, about halfway into my study abroad program in Shanghai, I started feeling homesick for the sun, sand, and ocean waves of the California coastline. An online search yielded no results for beaches within Shanghai, so I settled on a weekend getaway to the nearby Shengsi Islands.
My one goal for visiting the Guizhou province was to see some MONKEYS! Did I achieve my goal? Read on to find out...