Thursday, July 11, 2013


By Jennifer Johnson

During my Travel Study in China, I was lucky enough to visit Shanghai for a weekend. This city was extremely different from Hangzhou, which is where I studied. Shanghai is definitely larger and has a greater population of foreigners. I was amazed to find out that a little over a decade ago, none of the notable monuments and skyscrapers that Shanghai is known for existed.

Now, when you are in the middle of the canal, you can look in one direction and see old Shanghai and in the opposite direction, you will see the new modernized Shanghai, which lights up every night. Looking at these two sides feels like you’re in the middle of both the past and the present.

Jennifer Johnson's Travels in China Notebook

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