So I have been busy since the last time I posted...
For 3 days, I went to Shanghai with the other 3 girls and Kyle. The girls and I saw some interesting things. On our first night, we went to the World Expo, which is now finished. I guess it will be in Milan in 2015, so if you are in Italy then, go check it out! I graduate in 2012 and I hope to work in Europe, so I might be in Italy during the World Expo! Anyways, the Expo was good. We went to most of South America and Africa. Obviously we visited USA. The girls and I brought our passports, so we bypassed 200 people in line for the USA pavillion. That was fun! The pavillion was interesting.... I didn't really care for it - there were 3 videos to watch, and then just signs of companies that are in the US. The first video was the best - American's trying to say, "Welcome to the USA Pavillion" in Chinese! haha..that was cool to see!
I also went to the Luxembourg pavillion!! I loved it..the motto was essentially that Luxembourg is small, but they do not act in small ways. To welcome you in the pavillion, they had the statue of the Golden Lady. The replica looked exactly like the one in Luxembourg! Check out the pictures I took there!
Other than that, we saw some other countries but nothing too substantial.
I thought the Expo was my favorite part of the trip, though I really enjoyed going to Dragonfly. It is a spa retreat place that is a Chinese chain. I got a 2 hour massage - one hour Chinese Body Massage and one hour Oriental Foot Massage. I felt drunk after the massages! That was how amazing they were! I also ate a fantastic meal at a New Zealand style restaurant. I had Shepherd's Pie, which I have never had before.
Other than the restaurant, the Expo and the massage place, we didn't do much but sleep. However, we did make it to the Shanghai Museum, which was pretty cool. They had a Russian History exhibit, an Indian exhibit, and then many interesting Chinese exhibits. My favorite was the Chinese Minority Nationals Exhibit - so many different types of clothes they wore! Check out the pictures.
Well I was in Shanghai for 3 days, and I wish I had stayed longer. However, now I found out that I will be in Shanghai for one night before we leave! The flight back to the states is in the morning of the 23rd, so we are leaving for Shanghai the 22nd!! Can't wait to see the city again!
Stay tuned for another post in the next few days. I have to leave now....
Love from China,
An Bi Liu (Blair Andrews)