By the Pu River
Last night, which was our second to last evening in China, we spent some time exploring the beautiful city of Shanghai. Six girls headed out on the subway with no real place in mind to see besides the sights. We found our way down to the Pu River which was more amazing then one could imagine. All the buildings, most of them being French influenced, were light up. There was a slight fog/smog that made the evening alluring and romantic. We found a quaint restaurant and decided to sit down outside, watch the city life, and have a drink. Watching the couples walk hand in hand down the river, the boat cruises’ light up with people seeing the sights, and the soft Chinese music in the background made you realize that the Chinese life is not always just the hustle and bustle you daily see. We reminisced about all the wonderful, fun, and awkward moments we have been through and how our group of eighteen has become so close. I will miss all of the great people I’ve spent every single day with for the past month; it’s going to be very hard to say goodbye, especially to a few who have become close. This has been such an amazing experience, not only the cultural and academic areas of China, but the people I’ve met on the way!