P’15. Princeton in Asia Fellow ‘15-’17. Shihezi University, Xinjiang China. Vriens & Partners, Yangon, Myanmar.
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Top 112 photos of my year in China
Six months (?!!) later and we’re back. Second semester went by so quickly and I totally fell off the blogging train. My bad.
I am actually currently in Yangon, Myanmar. I finished up in China a little over a month ago so this post is really really overdue. I’m in Myanmar for another PIA fellowship and I’m hoping to continue blogging here, hopefully with a higher succcess rate. However, before I start on the Myanmar updates I want to wrap up the China chapter.
In order to try to make up for all the words I missed between March and now I am going to use photos to show the highlights of my year in China. Some of them might be repeats from earlier posts, but the majority are from the second half of my year.
Some highlights from second semester at Shihezi include:
Teaching an international contract law class with no prior experience
Going to a rando’s wedding
Meeting up with Billy in Turpan and seeing the fantastic Dunhuang caves in Gansu
Finding an outdoor swimming pool and team in Shihezi
Camping in the mountains
Traveling for 3 weeks around China with my dad
And so much more…
So without further explanation, here are my top 112 favorite photos (in no particular rank) from my year in China. I’ve organized the photos into 3 main categories: Shihezi, Xinjiang, and General China. For the most part I will try to let the pictures speak for themselves.
Shihezi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, PRC
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, PRC
111 pictures later and maybe you have a little sense of my year. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget. I will always look back fondly on zhuafan with yogurt, mahjong nights, 3am Chelsea games, cooking with students, horseback riding in the mountains, camping under the stars, dance parties with Kazakhs and making friends with students and people like our convenience store manager, Dave.
So with that, I will wrap up my China experience. I have now moved on to the next chapter in Myanmar (stay tuned for details), but I will always remember Shihezi.
Final shoutout to my cofellows, life savers, and best friends this year — Ricky and Tony. Thank you for everything.
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