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Nanjing

Nanjing

Nanjing is the city that Garret and I lived in for the four months we were in China. We loved the time we got to spend here and we will always cherish the memories that we were able to make. Nanjing has 8.2 million people living in it, and is located two hours west of Shanghai. When we got there it was a hot as Hades, and when we left there was snow on the ground. So basically just an extremely humid Utah. We lived about 40 minutes from downtown and rode the metro almost every day to get to places like church, the grocery store, parks, museums, ext. Nanjing has some really amazing and heavy history. It was the capital of China for a long time and serves as one of the biggest inland ports in China because of where it is situated on the Yangtze river. (which I call the Yahtzee river) The Nanjing Massacre or the “Rape of Nanjing” took place in 1937 and was one of the most devastating mass-murders in the world. Nanjing is also home to some of the best universities in China. Many students from the states and other countries come to study here, which makes Nanjing a very diverse place for young adults. I could rave about Nanjing for days, and it will always have a very special place in my heart! 

NANJING FOREIGN LANGUAGE SCHOOL: the campus that we lived on

The cafeteria we ate all of our meals in: 

The track we worked out on:

NANJING PUBLIC BIKES: we rode these every single day!

The river in front of our school: it smelled like garbage all the time, but it sure looks pretty!

OUR GROCERY STORE: 

THE CONFUCIAN TEMPLE: 

Can you find Garret?

NANJING MASSACRE MUSEUM: 

CHURCH IN NANJING: 

BOWLING IN CHINA: 

We had a huge rainstorm hit Nanjing and it didn't stop raining for three weeks!

NANJING ZOO:

BIRTHDAY IN NANJING!

I ran 10 miles on the morning of my birthday and you bet I made sure everyone knew!

 

SUN YATSEN MAUSOLEUM:

THANKSGIVING AT IKEA!

SNOW IN NANJING!

BRANCH BAPTISM: 

ONE OF OUR LAST MEALS IN NANJING: BELLINI'S PIZZA! 

Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Terra-cotta Army, Xi'an

Terra-cotta Army, Xi'an