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上海 Blog #21

二零一五年六月十号星期三

Wednesday June 10th, 2015

Local Time: 23:19 Shanghai Time

Today we drove two hours to 东海port, which is the largest deep water sea port in China. The most notable part of actually getting there was a bridge that was so long, we drove on it for a good twenty minutes. This particular bridge links the Mainland and the port’s island via the East China Sea. On either side of the bridge in the water were huge wind turbines providing power to nearby regions.

The island’s most notable natural feature were huge boulder laden hills with foliage growing between crevices. Of course the island’s most notable feature is the ridiculous number of cargo containers and size of the ports births. They did have a quaint little lookout point from which we surveyed the massive operation taking place on the piece of the island that had been artificially expanded. Pretty impressive. The Chinese sure are proud of their manufacturing and shipping industries. We stayed for about an hour before we hopped back on the bus again.

When we returned, I was the only one who showed up at the second Chinese Chess cultural class, which was fun because I got a chance to practice both chess and Chinese with Xu Yue. We went and grabbed Wontons after class which were way different from American wontons. It was interesting being able to ask him questions about growing up in Shanghai since he is one of the few students I met who is actually from the city. He also had plenty of questions about America since his parents have visited there and he hopes to establish a career their someday. I think my favorite part of the trip so far has been meeting Chinese people.

Port of Shanghai
Port of Shanghai
Freighters at the port
Freighters at the port
Island rock formations
Island rock formations
Wind mill
Wind mill