This is our last week in China! We went back to the Jimo market to do some last-minute souvenir shopping. There was a man at the exit who sold watches and also happened to carve seals. I picked a beautiful white seal, wrote down my Chinese name, and watched as he drew it on, carved, […]
IMBA Study Abroad: Second week in China!
This week we are becoming more accustomed to the Qingdao way. People speak somewhat aggressively, yet they are not angry, and taxi drivers are absolutely insane, but they have to be to survive Qingdao traffic and drivers (anyone who has complained about Miami, Venezuelan, Middle-Eastern, or any other drivers MUST come to Qingdao and see […]
IMBA Study Abroad: First week in China!
We arrived in Qingdao after a three-hour flight from Hong Kong on a cool airline called Dragonair. Their seats are upholstered in blue leopard skin, which I found hilarious, and the service is phenomenal. As soon as we landed we had a taste of the swine flu craze in China…two men, dressed entirely in white […]