Rocky’s Trip to China

After spending a total of 2 weeks traveling all around China, my dream trip has finally come to an end. I created this page to organize the posts I wrote during my travels. Exploration included China’s major cities like Shanghai and Beijing as well as small villages like Wuxi, Suzhou, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou.

DSC02459Huh? What Do You Mean I’m Going to China!?

Realizing what I was looking at, I SCRAMBLED for my phone and IMMEDIATELY called home.
“Mom, CAN I GO TO CHINA!?”

Picked Up a Moleskine Voyageur For My Trip to ChinaDSC02272

Breaking Out My Nikes for China

A Chinese Pocket Dictionary Just In Case!

Written During My 26 Hour Journey to ChinaDSC02483

I’m thinking about everything I’ve done since I’ve gotten on this airplane and I really cannot fathom how I’m going to keep myself busy for another whole 7.5 hours…

Our Nestle Water Bottle Factory TourDSC02555

Chinese Sidewalks Twist Your Ankle One Step at a Time

My Visit to the Oriental Pearl Tower in ShanghaiDSC03020

The elevator quickly brings you to the top. My ears popped 5 times as the altitude rapidly increased. When you get out, the walls are all made of glass and there’s a nice view of the whole city.

Small Animal Keychains in China Should Be BannedDSC03578

Each individual keychain contains a small bag of air, partially filled some sort of a colored liquid, and a living animal trapped inside.

I’m Bringing Home Authentic Dragonwell Green TeaDSC04055

My friends and I visited another city in China called Hangzhou. We enjoyed a nice tour of a local tea village called the Long Jing Tea Plantation at Mei Jia Wu.

We Left Shanghai to Explore Wuxi and Other Small Villages

Touring the Suzhou Silk FactoryDSC03416

Our tour guide told us we could touch, feel, and hold the silkworms if we’d like. At first, I was hesitant but I did end up picking one up. It was kind of clingy.

My Crush on the Chinese Ice Cream GuyDSC05619

His camera app put a box around both of our faces and when he snapped the photo, it outlined us with little hearts. LOLLLL. Guess my crush had a crush too!

My Stroll Through a Chinese Farmers MarketDSC04254

The Famous Lingering Garden of Suzhou, China

Reflecting on Gay Rights

To Wuzhen, Hangzhou, and Beyond

DSC03754In the city of Wuzhen, life revolves around water. There are streams that flow between the city’s streets. Water lines the buildings and helps the villagers get around.

The Weirdest Translations I Came Across in China

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I WALKED THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA!!!!


By the time we got there, my legs already hurt. I wasn’t sure if I could handle climbing the Great Wall of China anymore….

 

The Great Wall of China

Photo Jun 13, 10 54 47 PM
Until we meet again one day!

Thank you, people of China, for making this trip unforgettable.