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I stood before the life-size subway map at Shanghai’s Lujiabang Road station. Pretending to be simply interested, I scrolled my eyes from nearby advertisements to the map, the map to nearby advertisements.
The Great Wall. Tiananmen Square. The terracotta warriors. Over the time I’ve spent in China, I’ve had many opportunities to see the best of what China has to offer. But when friends and relatives ask me that toughest of questions – “What was the coolest thing you did in China?” – my response is almost never the name of some famous spot.
Like any experienced traveler, I had made sure to purchase travel insurance before I set off for my year of study abroad in Beijing, China. I hadn’t expected to need it, though. I had been to China before, and I knew that as long as I stayed away from the tap water in China, I’d be good to go without any medical or health scares
Lit by the bright moon, I watched with my friends as red sky lanterns floated up one by one, disappearing slowly into the night until all we could see was a little bright dot and then nothing
After traveling 9,000 miles over 30 hours, my friend and I arrived in Chengdu, China where we kicked off our two and a half week trip through the country. We spent our first full day traveling out of town for a late afternoon hike up Qingcheng Mountain, the birthplace of Taoism and site of a Taoist monastery.