China

A Chinese bucket list

In less than a month, I will set foot in China. A land so vast it is only surpassed by Russia and Canada in size. A land with an incredibly advanced civilization in a time when Europeans were still rolling around in their own dirt before the Renaissance. China is accredited with inventions that changed the face of our world at that time, such as gunpowder, paper, printing, and the compass. Its empire continues up to this day, and it seems China is again on its way to show its greatness. There is raw power in its buzzing cities, in its deep lakes, in its dark forests, in its tales of strangeness and fantasy. I am going to China at an exciting time, and I want to share this with you. I will keep a video-blog (or vlog, as it is called) to show you the marvel of China. But for now, a bucket list of places I absolutely want to visit: (more…)

7 Shanghai reasons

Shanghai

As part of its academic curriculum, Hult offers its students to rotate (twice) between its campuses. The possibilities are New York, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, London or Shanghai. From the start, I knew I would rotate to Shanghai and stay there until the end of the academic year in August. I only rotate once because  I find two months (one rotation) not enough to truly discover and enjoy a city. By the time you have set yourself up properly, you would need to move again. The limited time I would have in a city would make me feel as a tourist. I enjoy throwing my life around from time to time, but I also need stability in the tumult, and living for at least four months in Shanghai would give me enough time to set up my own rhythm and routine.

Those that know me would understand how ultra-excited I am for moving to Shanghai. But to make that excitement slightly more concrete (instead of omg omg omg, I’m moving to Shanghai woooh), I came up with a list of 7 reasons why I cannot wait to move to Shanghai:
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