Even though I’ve been told “go back to China” several times throughout my life, this trip was actually the first time I’ve been to China. Jokes on them, I wouldn’t mind going back again.
To sum up the two cities I visited:
- Shanghai: Busy, modern architecture, air quality :(
- Hangzhou: Not as busy but still kinda busy, more modern architecture, air quality :)
I spent the majority of my time visiting museums, cultural landmarks, and eating food with Saina. Because my trip only lasted 5 days (stupendously short for such a long trip), I didn’t get a chance to see all that I wanted to see but thoroughly enjoyed my trip nonetheless.
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