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Another Summer Adventure: CHINA/TAIWAN

May 25, I will be off to China first for travel and visiting friends and then Taiwan for some serious summer-mandarin-studying! I’ve been patiently waiting for this opportunity since I got back from Argentina (as well as busting my butt washing dishes to save for this), but I also can’t thank enough the University of Minnesota’s Chinese Flagship program and the FLAS Fellowship for helping me finance this opportunity. 65 more words


Beijing bites: the Great Wall

Spontaneous trips for Indian citizens are pretty much out of the question due to visa formalities, but that was pretty much what this trip was. Gotta love Malaysian Airlines promotions – we bought our tickets before even having a look to see whether Beijing was worth the trip. 655 more words


Harbin Ice and Snow World

The Harbin trip is what I’d call a quickie trip. I was in Beijing. An impromptu suggestion by Scott Polisky (my long time meetup.com friend whom I met in person only the night before the trip), a last minute decision to go, quick enroute to a nearby shopping mall to buy thick winter clothings, a quick and time-pressed purchase of domestic air tickets the evening before the trip (30 minutes to closing time), quick packing, a sleepless night and wala! 1,414 more words


My top 10 favorite places in China 

China is one of the most enchanting places to travel in the world. It is one of the largest countries and has a rich history. The developing cities of China are a proof of its refined and beautiful architecture. 947 more words


The Beauty of the Unknown

It’s a cool, serene night, the landscape lit up by a nearly full moon. There’s a quiet and lonely calmness unique to such isolated, remote corners of the earth. 2,459 more words