Day 4: Visit to the Chinese Pavillion, Shanghai Meuseum and Nanjing Road


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July 12th 2011
Published: July 13th 2011
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Today was a busy day. We got morning calls at 6 am and were on the bus by 7:30. When we came back to the hotel, it was almost 10 pm.

DAY 4 – JULY 12, 2011

Our entire group entered the China Pavilion (World Expo) as the first area we visited today. Despite the incredibly long queue, the wait was worth it as we were able to see many artefacts that represent China. Our group became lost amongst the enormous crowds of people, and thinking that we missed our bus we attempted to leave the line for an exhibition ride. However, we were not allowed to leave, so our only other choice was to ride the ride. It was an amazingly complex light show that details the lives of the people of China. In the end, when we finally left of the building, we discovered that we had never missed the tour bus, we were never late, in fact, we were actually early. - Daniel Li

After leaving the Expo area and having lunch (e.g. a massive plate of vegetables), we left for the Shanghai Museum and Nanjing Road. However, at the museum, we were mostly unorganized and walked around while only one person in our group was interested the exhibits.

When we later arrived in Nanjing Road, one member instantly looked for a KFC, as he was complaining endlessly about the lack of food, despite having lunch 2 hours ago. After feeding him a chicken sandwich, we looked around several shops, but were unable to find anything at the Nike store and Malls. The only thing we were able to buy were several overpriced scoops of Ice Cream at a nearby Häagen-Dazs, due to complaints from the same student who asked for KFC. We nearly missed the bus this time due to him asking us to have the ice cream dine-in rather than take-out. - Yifan Lu

After doing all that, we went on a cruise. We met many other people coming on this summer camp from foreign countries such as Britain and Spain and saw many tall and bright buildings, but as this was near the end of the day, we were pretty tired, so instead of running around, we sat down and played cards and Rubik’s Cube with Americans. - Joe Liu



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