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Walking Among the Fishes

Walking Among the Fishes

While we are on the topic of aquariums (check out the post about the Aquarium of the Pacific if you haven’t already), this gives me time to focus on two others that I have visited within the past few years. Even though aquariums can tend to have the same exhibits as each other, they do … Continue reading

Bridging Local Communities

Bridging Local Communities

In my cultural geography class, we’ve been talking a lot about place and region and how certain areas come to be. How are cities and towns arranged in relation to each other and the natural environment? What kind of barriers, whether physical or perceptual, develop to separate people? Who are the individuals who live in … Continue reading

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

While studying abroad, there was actually a lot of time for us to go out and explore Shanghai on our own. We didn’t have classes on Mondays, field trips were scheduled for Fridays, and lectures and discussions took place during the mornings in between. There was one Friday though in which a field trip was … Continue reading

Beijing’s Olympic Green

Beijing’s Olympic Green

Beijing’s Olympic Green was the site of the 2008 Summer Olympics and it holds the two most famous structures from those games — the Bird’s Next (Beijing National Stadium) and the Water Cube (Beijing National Aquatic Center). There are a few other venues, but it’s hard to ignore the sight of these main structures, especially … Continue reading

My Love for Mega-Events and the World Expo

My Love for Mega-Events and the World Expo

The first mega-event that I ever attended was Shanghai’s World Expo in 2010. I was so interested by the concept of having an event that incorporated countries from all over the world that I even wrote about it in my global studies research paper for my study abroad program there. During the five weeks that … Continue reading

Hiking the Great Wall of China

Hiking the Great Wall of China

While studying abroad in Shanghai two years ago, I spent a weekend in Beijing with some of my friends and got to fulfill something that many people would love to cross off their bucket list. I got to hike along the Great Wall of China. Our hostel helped organize the trip for us when we … Continue reading