Shanghai at a Glance

Elena Angst
February 16, 2019
The Shanghai Skyline during the Golden Hour

This is my perspective of Shanghai from within the first week of me being here! I have already seen and done so much. I could go home right now and be satisfied with my experience. But, lucky me, I still have four more months! I came to China knowing zero mandarin and now after taking an intensive chinese course can get by with my language skills. I will not die of starvation, for I can order food and I will not get lost because I can now also ask directions (I just recently learned that skill, turns out it is super usefull! Who knew?) I still have one more week of the intensive course and hope to continue learning the language once the class finishes. However, I do struggle with understanding what everyone is saying. Luckily most people use a lot of very animated hand gestures so I can make it up to the next corner and then ask a new person which way to go. All my adventuring and getting lost has not been for naught. They have brought me a new perspective on life and the people here. Please enjoy the beautiful views of Shanghai as seen through my camera lens.

Elena Angst

<p>My name is Elena Angst. I grew up in California and am a huge outdoor girl. I love to do anything that involves being outside. I grew up traveling, hiking, skiing, boating, surfing, and camping. And love to try to make these passions fit into my life in college as well as at home. Between all the activities I also always enjoy a good book, a snack and some time to just relax. I enjoy photography as well and am always up for hanging out with my friends.</p>

Destination:
Term:
2019 Spring
Home university:
Texas Christian University
Hometown:
Pleasanton, CA
Major:
Engineering - All Types
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