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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 …

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Top 10 Places to Visit (before academics get crazy) in Shanghai

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Shanghai, 14. Tips by Mark3 Comments

A few days after arriving in Shanghai, the city becomes daunting. It’s a massive metropolis with endless recommended places to eat, drink and sightsee – and that doesn’t even consider the possibility of a weekend trip to Beijing. There’s a lot on the web on this, and Smart Shanghai is your best research: just search what you’re looking for directly …

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Chaos

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Shanghai, 13. Free topic by William Denning1 Comment

Recently in my own time, I’ve been reading the work of Jordan B. Peterson, a Canadian writer, lecturer and professor. His writing on chaos has been distinctly interesting to me when exploring foreign states. “Order,” he writes, “is not enough. You can’t just be stable, and secure, and unchanging, because there are still vital and important new things to be …