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Shanghai Swing

It has been a busy past two days. On the 28th, we all visited a construction site of a shopping mall in the middle of the city. We had the chance to speak to the heads of the project, and it is insane how quickly they’re building it. For most of the day, I was exploring the city with a few other classmates. That night we visited this interesting place called the Cotton Club, a great diner that had live music. The first band, called the Swing Dynasty, was composed of French and American musicians who played fusion music in different languages, like English, French, Chinese, and Spanish. The second band, which was the house band, was mostly Americans who also played jazz fusion music. The Cotton Club had a fun environment with a diverse mix of locals and foreigners. Today after class, we went and ate hot pot at a local restaurant. Hot pot is pretty much where you have the cooking broth in the middle of the table and everybody pretty much throws whatever they’d like to have cooked inside it. Later we went to a park in Shanghai’s People’s Square. There was a small amusement park there, and all of the locals stared at us while we rode one of them. Later, we went shopping at a local market (and practiced our bargaining skills) and at the end of the day we went out and ate some very delicious street food. We have another free day tomorrow, and I’m not sure what I’ll be doing yet. I’ll let you know what surprising adventures we get ourselves into soon.

Colton McCormick

Colton McCormick, from Savannah, Tennessee has just finished his freshman year. He hopes his Study Abroad experience may help solidify his interest and help him in declaring a major. Before entering UNA, he has been to England, France and Italy, but has always wanted to travel to China. Follow his adventure.

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