I finally have internet here in Nanjing, China! It has been a tiring last few days in Shanghai but we are finally in our dorms at Nanjing University. This city is smaller than Shanghai, but still 7.5 million people. My window has a view of the Nanjing city skyline. There are beautiful mountains all around us. Nanjing itself is very nice. It has tree lined streets with Chinese style houses and gates all around. At the same time it has it's main 3 shopping areas (oh lord please help me!) which include all the regulars: Gucci, Fendi, Coach, and more... ;-). There are little restraunts and shops all around my dorm. My dorm feels like a hotel. I'm on the 12th floor, we have a tv, our own bathroom, and the view i could have never imagined. I'm still trying to get used to the time difference, since it is 5:30am and I am wide awake with excitement. I think i'm going to like Nanjing, a lot better than Shanghai. Shanghai smelled really bad and it was extremely crowded. However, i have never seen such a big city before Shanghai. Tomorrow we start orientation and I can not wait to see the University and all it has to offer me. I will write another blog once I start seeing more sights around Nanjing.
For now, I love and miss you all and I hope to stay in touch!
Love from China,