Shanghai is a huge city that is mostly known for its plethora of surreal skyscrapers; however, some of the best parts of the city, I think, are the smaller and more historical parts. Two areas in the city known for their traditional Shikumen (stone-framed-door) architecture are Tianzifang and Xintiandi. Both areas have an eclectic array of art and exotic restaurants, but which one is better?

[NOTE: the above picture is from Tianzifang and the bottom picture is from Xintiandi]

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By alexia • Albums: Shanghai
For those of you who have been wondering when I ever go to class, this post is proof that I do go to school on the days that I don't travel!

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By alexia • Albums: Shanghai
Due to the ending of the semester (a.k.a. finals), I have been too busy to create a new post; however, (in between exams) I was able to make one last trip! After traveling to twelve different cities in China, I decided to end my study abroad experience with a quick trip to Xian. Ever since I arrived in China I have been wanting to see the Terracotta Warriors, so I figured this would be the perfect place to end my travels!

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By alexia • Albums: Traveling, Xian
Finally, after months of traveling throughout China, it was time to breach the borders and experience another country altogether. Therefore, we spent four days exploring the amazing city of Hong Kong as well as the "Las Vegas of China": Macau.

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By alexia • Albums: Traveling, Hong Kong, Macau

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