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Chinese Dialect

In 3. Language, The Art of Travel, Shanghai by IvetteLeave a Comment

This past weekend I left Shanghai to go to Enping. Enping is 2.5 hours away from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. It is a second-tier city famous for their hot springs. Shockingly, in comparison to the metropolis of Shanghai, I thought that the food in Enping was better and the people seemed friendlier. Now, this may only be the case because I …

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Lost in Shanghai

In 2. Wayfinding, The Art of Travel, Shanghai by Ivette1 Comment

Last week, I had a doctor’s appointment an hour away from NYU Shanghai. In order to be on time, I ordered a DiDi, the Chinese equivalent to an Uber. The trip there was a nightmare, traffic turned a half hour car ride into a hour long. The driver was also driving the car frustratingly slow–every car passed us. Driving through …

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Hopeless in Shanghai

In 1. Greetings, The Art of Travel, Shanghai by Ivette3 Comments

你们好!(Hi guys!) My name is Ivette Chen. I am currently a senior in Tandon majoring Biomolecular Studies. After spending three years studying nothing but sciences, I have decided to spend one of my last semesters away from a mundane life associated with an engineering school. Initially, I was skeptical about going abroad. I would have to stay an extra semester …