Category: China

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Genuine Chinese Food

One of the most interesting aspects of my trip to Shenzhen was food. Even though we had booked a place to go for dinner, we were a bit hungry when we arrived at the city, so we decided to grab a quick bite. The closest place for food to our apartment was nearby mall that ...

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Shenzhen

With all the unrest going on in Hong Kong right now, I have decided to return home earlier. Yet, there is still one last trip that needs to be completed. That is the trip to Shenzhen! Shenzhen is located in Guangdong province in South China. Surprisingly enough, it is only an hour’s bus drive from ...

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The Ending

I had a lot of friends at Tsinghua University and sadly most of them are leaving. I have met Germans, Dutch, Japanese, and American students from all over the world who encompass different and unique backgrounds. I am so fortunate to have studied in Tsinghua University. Now many people at Tsinghua are leaving. The canteens ...

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A Trip to the Supermarket

A trip to the supermarket at Tsinghua is eye opening. At Tsinghua, there is the C building with a massive amount of services located inside, including a printing station, the Bank of China and atms, the China Post, book stores, electronic stores, and even an eye purchasing booth! Tsinghua makes this extremely easy to try. ...

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Exams, Papers, Dead lines oh my!

This week was the most stressful week in Tsinghua. After papers, and exams, take home exams and recordings, Tsinghua felt like a nightmare. For one of the take home exams, I did not sleep or eat anything during the 8 hours long exam. Although I only took 4 classes at Tsinghua, the exams are what ...

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FOOD IN CHINA

The highlight of living in China’s capital was feasting on the scrumptious food! Italy may have amazing selections of pastas, France may have aromatic bread, the Netherlands may have amazing variety of cheese, but China has nothing in comparison. Chinese food is Chinese food is Chinese food is Chinese food. Simple and plain. Canteen life (or ...

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Trivia Night at Lush: Tsinghua University

What does a 21 year old really do in Beijing on Wednesday nights? Study, library, cafes, nah… She goes to trivia with her close group of seven friends to try and beat our ultimate foe: FIZZY WIZZY LETS GET QUIZZY. I had been attending trivia each Wednesday since week 1 at a popular Western bar, ...

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Patience

What’s Tsinghua University really like for an international student who studies International Relations for only one semester? Honestly, it’s pretty chaotic… The first two weeks are probably the most stressful out of the 15-week program at Tsinghua. However, that stress accumulates even into the 5th and 6th weeks as midterms and finals approach. In this time ...

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The Locusts of Beijing

They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt. ~ Exodus ...

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An American in China

If you are an American traveling abroad you will face judgement, both good and bad. People will ask you questions, expect answers from you, they will silently judge you, and most of all they will want your opinion of your government. With all the questions I’ve been asked such as: What do you think of ...