DiSCOVER: The Bund and Nanjing Road

We started off the last full day in China by going to The Bund. Everyone had free time to stroll down the boardwalk and take pictures of the Shanghai skyline with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The Bund features 26 different architectural style buildings including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The sky was … Continue reading DiSCOVER: The Bund and Nanjing Road

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DiSCOVER: First Day in Shanghai and Shanghai Museum

Today started off with a wake-up call at 5:45 am so we could hop on our fight from Xi'An to Shanghai, our final stop. The group landed in Shanghai around 11:30 am. The first place we visited was the Shanghai Museum. Originally we were going to come here on the weekend, but our tour guide told us the line … Continue reading DiSCOVER: First Day in Shanghai and Shanghai Museum

DiSCOVER: Terracotta Warriors + Horse Museum and Xian Ancient City Wall

Remnants of history are often sacrificed in the name of progress. Today we were lucky to touch a piece of living history that dates back to the Ming dynasty and co-exists with modern life. The Xi’An wall loomed large as we bravely set off on the wall, armed with bicycles, water bottles and towels. Some … Continue reading DiSCOVER: Terracotta Warriors + Horse Museum and Xian Ancient City Wall