Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I hope everyone reading this will be able to laugh, cry, and smile with me as I tell the tales of my stay in Shanghai, China. I will do my best to post everyday with pictures and amusing stories.

I will be in China from April 16th-May 16th and will be doing an assortment of activities, some of which include teaching English, a trip to Beijing, touring, and helping out at an orphanage. I am not going through a program or with a group; I will be traveling solo and staying with friends of the family.

To be honest I haven’t had time to think about it and so I haven’t been excited or nervous or really anything. It didn’t really hit me until late tonight. So…

Excited? Yes.
Nervous? Only about the food – but I’m sure I will end up loving most of it.
Language? Rosetta Stone and HS classes under my belt, I’m hoping being there will help!
Time Change? Shanghai is 12 hours ahead.

Flight info:

Depart: 07:02 AM, Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Arrive: 08:13 AM, Chicago, IL (ORD)

1 Stop - change planes in Chicago, (ORD)

Depart: 10:34 AM, Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrive: 01:55 PM, Next day Shanghai Pu Dong, China (PVG)

All my bags are packed I’m ready to go, China here I come!


1 comment:

  1. Dad and I went out for breakfast after we dropped you off at 6 am and I cried into my grits and biscuits. But then they were so delicious I ended up being just fine. LOL
    Look forward to hearing from you as things progress!
    xoxo mom