Monthly Archives: May 2010

China — You never know what to expect

For my first blog entry, I thought I would kind of address the “have we felt any culture shock?” question in a sort of indirect way; I could talk about the randomness, confusion, and madness of China. The feeling I … Continue reading

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An afternoon in the temples

Today we had a free weekend day as the museum is closed on Sundays.  We decided to further explore West Lake, since not all of us took part in our first excursion to that scenic place.  Our day at West … Continue reading

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A few cultural differences …

I was told to blog about cultural points of interest in China, and it would be remiss if I did not at least mention the bathroom situation here. It is too much a part of the China experience to ignore. … Continue reading

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First day at museum does not disappoint

Our first day at the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History did not disappoint. We were told that it might be a possibility that there would be no air conditioning and after taking off a drenched shirt every day I was … Continue reading

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Day 7

Because the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History was closed today, we had a free day to explore Hangzhou and study before we begin our research.  Ash, Jordan, and I took the opportunity to walk to West Lake, the famous lake … Continue reading

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Taxi rides — like an intense game of chicken

Fresh from Shanghai, our small group exited the train and wheeled our luggage to the street in an attempt to flag a cab.  The first driver refused with an angry shake of the head, the second denied us with a … Continue reading

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Expo 2010 Shanghai, China (Part 2)

If you were to look up any images from Expo 2010, China’s pavilion would no doubt flood your screen. Any spare room would be occupied by HAIBO, the mascot for the expo. Both of these images are incredibly understated by … Continue reading

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