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Port of Tianjin


Made in China” is written on a majority of things we buy in America. Getting to see where all those items are shipped from was very fascinating. However, I did not get to sit down and see the boats for quite a while.


As I made my way to the top of the boat with all of my UNA friends, I literally got swarmed by about 25 Chinese people asking to take my picture. (Non verbally asking, obviously). I stood there for about 30 minutes taking pictures with them, getting my pictures taken alone, and then repeating it all.


I finally sat down and looked at all of the boats sailing across the Pacific with various goods in them. After really soaking it all in, my Chinese fans came back to me to hand me the pictures they had printed. They took two of every picture so they could give me one. It was definitely my favorite gift I received in China. I felt like a celebrity for a day and I dreaded going back to America where I would only be average.


Thank you, China, for making me feel famous.

Kaitlin Chappell

Ni hao! My name is Kaitlin Chappell. I am a junior (soon to be senior) at the University of North Alabama. I am majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in marketing. My dream is to be a news reporter and eventually an anchor on Good Morning America. I love to talk and I love to meet new people and hear their stories. I love love and laughing. Coffee shops are one of my obsessions. Traveling is another. I will be studying abroad in China for three weeks at Tian Jian University. I will be exploring several different areas of China, learning the language and customs, and meeting the people. I will blog and post pictures and videos to capture my trip. Join me on my adventures in the great land of China.

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