Greetings from Shanghai!
As I've mentioned in a previous post, I am studying away this semester in China. I wanted to learn more about the various cultures, law system and business environment. I also am planning to visit several other Asian countries, including Japan, Taiwan and Singapore on the holidays and during weekends.
During the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival long weekend, I traveled to Xi Tang, which is an hour outside of Shanghai. It is a beautiful ancient river town. People travel around the town using the river as a road, but there are paths within the town and historic museums there too. My (very distant) uncle was kind enough to treat me as part of his family for three days as we dined in Shanghai and toured Xi Tang to celebrate the holiday. The family also brought me to the Shanghai Museum to look at ancient calligraphy, porcelain and paintings. It's moments like these where I feel overwhelmed with awe at people's generosity and openness.
|Ann Taylor striped tee, Forever 21 shorts, Vince Camuto flats, |
Old Navy striped tote, cheapo sunglasses free from my school
I prepared an extremely minimalist wardrobe for my semester abroad, in anticipation for heavy travel and new purchases. I brought this striped tee as well as my other one from the previous post. What can I say? I'm really embracing "classic" style lately.
The Old Navy bag was from four seasons ago! It's still one of my favorite purchases in terms of price, style and even quality. I recall it being less than $15 and even though the material is thin, it has lasted quite a while. The straps are not leather, so I may eventually get them replaced since the color has begun to peel this summer. I unfortunately have no pictures of it shown completely, but it's also featured in this post, if you'd like to take a look!
|How Xi Tang made buttons in ancient times!|
Beyond exploring, I'm anticipating a great semester filled with new friends, learning experiences and recipes. Have a great week!