Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Arrived in Beijing

So I arrived in Beijing to find out from our host that Blogger is blocked on China.. I'm trying to send this to my blog from my phone but I'm not sure if it will work.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Getting Ready to Jet Off to China!

I cannot believe the time has already come. In a mere 10 hours I will be boarding my flight to Beijing! I am so anxious right now I cannot fall asleep. I am studying abroad in China this summer, taking classes in Beijing and Shanghai. Words cannot describe how ecstatic I am to experience this completely different culture and way of life. Everyone, including my family and friends have been asking me one question: "Are you nervous?" I always give the same response, "I am way too excited to even think of being nervous". While in China, I will be visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and many other tourist attractions. In addition, I will also be taking classes, learning Mandarin, as well as calligraphy, and the economic and financial structure of China. I am very interested to learn about business in China, and I know I will definitely gain a lot of insight on this trip.

Because Facebook is blocked in China, I plan to keep my family and friends updated via this blog. I will post pictures after I travel through Beijing and Shanghai. I hope you all enjoy the blog! :)

A Little about Me

Hi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out this blog devoted to my travels. l am currently a student at Ithaca College, with a major in Business Administration with concentrations in finance and international business, as well as a minor in Economics. I am a proud Jersey girl, but  I am NOT from the Jersey Shore.. I have traveled to some places near and far from the United States, including Europe and the Caribbean.This blog will be devoted to documenting my travels around the world. I am very interested in learning other cultures and experiencing new things, so I hope to share some of these experiences with all of you! 

Bon Voyage!