LFA Summer Celebration Trip in China 2018
LFA faculty will be traveling around China for the next week and will visit the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, and Taiyuan! Read about their trip below.
The day began early in the morning as we departed from O'Hare at 7 am. After a quick flight we landed in Montreal for a layover before our flight to Shanghai. We had some time to explore the terminal there, which was very state of the art. Those Canadians really know what they are doing!
We ate lunch at a spot called Archibald's and toasted Lynn for her birthday. We then embarked on our 14 hour journey over the North Pole to China. Our flight was smooth and surprisingly, not full, some of us even had a free middle seat! Air Canada provided a lovely travel experience, we give them 5 stars.
Upon arriving in Shanghai we were met by the large crowds as we went through customs. Joy, Sky Wang and his parents were there to meet us as we exited the terminal. It was so nice to see a familiar face after a long day of travel.
Our hotel, the Kunlun Jing An, is in a great neighborhood and the accommodations are wonderful. We walked to the restaurant where we ate dinner and got to take a peek at some of the neighborhood shops and such. For dinner we went to a restaurant called Polo. It is a famous traditional restaurant in Shanghai. Sky's parents ordered an incredible amount of food. Each time we thought the waiter had brought the last dish, another came out, each dish was better than the last! It was a great start to our visit in Shanghai.
Now it is off to get some rest before a busy day of sightseeing tomorrow. Enjoy the group pictures and of course, the pictures of food!
- Jessica Gimbel
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