In preparation for heading back to mainland China next month, and Taiwan tomorrow morning, I thought I’d post up some photos from last time I was there. In 2010 I traveled to Zhejiang province of China (near Shanghai) to study at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Two good friends came with me (including Georgia, who I will meet up with again in Beijing at the Emerging Leaders Dialogue) and although it was only for one month, I really enjoyed it and by the end was feeling pretty comfortable in myself. There was an amazing little tea house very close to our uni, and my friend Clair and I would go and spend hours (up to 6 hours sometimes) just sitting in one of the window seats, eating from the fruit and nut and hot food supplies (never-ending) and sipping pu-erh tea. It was very relaxing. We also spent time in Shanghai and Huangshan, the Yellow Mountains (which you can see in the photos below). I am excited to go back and see if I am resistant to food poisoning this time (I spent 3/4 of the time sick last time I was there) and get a better look around up north!