Shanghai | Week 2 (6/03-6/10)


Dessert in Xintiandi, a visit to Shanghai Historical Museum, and walking around West Lake in Hangzhou.


 Yang's Dumplings

Yang's Dumplings


 Dessert place in Xintiandi (新天地) area. 

Dessert place in Xintiandi (新天地) area. 


 Visited Shanghai Historical Museum. Saw lots of displays featuring artifact items from categories such as painting and calligraphy, gold and metals, porcelain, handcrafts, seals, printings, textiles, stone carvings, currency, and other miscellaneous items and cultural materials. 

Visited Shanghai Historical Museum. Saw lots of displays featuring artifact items from categories such as painting and calligraphy, gold and metals, porcelain, handcrafts, seals, printings, textiles, stone carvings, currency, and other miscellaneous items and cultural materials. 

 Group lunch after visiting Shanghai Historical Museum. 

Group lunch after visiting Shanghai Historical Museum. 


 Sought refuge at Yi Dian Dian after spending several entertaining hours at the fabric market watching others bargain. 

Sought refuge at Yi Dian Dian after spending several entertaining hours at the fabric market watching others bargain. 


At work this week, I finished assisting one of the graphic designers, Celcea, with the creation of a master PPT template for a sales presentation. 

At Chinese school, I was placed into a Level 3 class. I thought that the difficulty of this class was more fitting for my proficiency level of Chinese, but the school would not let me, Anna, John, nor Andy stay in this particular class with this particular teacher since she only held classes once a week (versus the required amount of twice a week).


 Cheap Xiao Long Bao at the mall near Rayfont Hotel. 

Cheap Xiao Long Bao at the mall near Rayfont Hotel. 


 Walking around after Chinese class. 

Walking around after Chinese class. 


 This meal was probably one of the better dinners I had in Shanghai - reminded me of homemade-styled dishes. 

This meal was probably one of the better dinners I had in Shanghai - reminded me of homemade-styled dishes. 


Weekend in Hangzhou (杭州)

On the first day in Hangzhou, we visited West Lake. Although lunch was not that memorable (I'm pretty sure they served us chicken nuggets or fries for the first dish), climbing up and down a nearby pavilion was a fun (albeit hot and sweaty) experience. It was nice to see a change of pace and scenery different from that of metropolitan Shanghai. 

 Although the view of West Lake in Hangzhou was really pretty, the weather was extremely hot and humid. The more we sweat, the more character we built!

Although the view of West Lake in Hangzhou was really pretty, the weather was extremely hot and humid. The more we sweat, the more character we built!

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 Made it to the top!

Made it to the top!

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 Walked around shopping area and food stalls in Hangzhou. Got a mango drink and watched people try eating scorpion. Emphasis on  watched ...

Walked around shopping area and food stalls in Hangzhou. Got a mango drink and watched people try eating scorpion. Emphasis on watched...


 Pretty view of West Lake at night. 

Pretty view of West Lake at night. 

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