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朱家角: water-town !

Posted in Travels by litingyu on June 26, 2009

Hooray ! It’s a-storming here in Shanghai, just in time for us to rush back to the dorms of ECNU after spending 4 hours at the lovely water town, 朱家角 (Ju-Jia-Jiao).

The town itself is beautifully preserved, dating back all the way to the Qing dynasty. It’s located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai, about an hour’s bus ride away from ECNU. The local population has adapted so that most of the shops, restaurants, and businesses are geared towards tourists – one of the first stores you see is a large Kentucky Fried Chicken, blasting Black Eyed Peas and Fergie. I suppose it’s fitting considering all 20 of us are here studying globalization and the changing faces of global culture.

Before we were allowed to roam free, Professor Yan took us on a boat tour around town…the feel was similar to the gondolas of Venice, except our guide didn’t sing with a deep, bass voice and he was wearing a straw hat ! One of the happiest Chinese I’ve seen so far (:

little boats.

little boats.

I don't even know what to call ourselves ! :D

I don't even know what to call ourselves ! 😀

swaying.

swaying.

view from up top.

view from up top.

our teacher serenaded us (: she's so sweet !

our teacher serenaded us (: she's so sweet !

Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen IS PLAYING HERE IN SHANGHAI !! Cloud-9 ? Nicole and I are hoping to catch a showing tonight (: Hopefully it is in English; Minh saw it in Chinese two nights ago…perhaps this theatre will be different.

Until next time !

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  1. Scott Tetz said, on June 26, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    I miss traveling a lot; and your pictures/posts are definately inspiring.

  2. stephengreenwood said, on July 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Wow! You have a new blog! I missed the memo completely. Glad to see you’re having fun in Shanghai, now get down here.

  3. morphoheartstravelandphotography said, on April 19, 2010 at 1:27 AM

    is it better than Fengjing(枫泾) ancient town?


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