There are several breaks during the academic year that allow HNC students the opportunity to travel throughout China and the region. Current student Nanfei Yan took advantage of Nanjing's close proximity to Shanghai to spend a week there over fall break. Read on for the highlights of her trip:
Two weeks ago was Fall Break at the HNC. A quick survey of destinations included Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, Japan, Sichuan, Huangshan, Beijing, and Guangdong. Breaks at the HNC present a fantastic dilemma for students: explore China or go abroad? With so many countries nearby, it can be a difficult decision. I spent the week in Shanghai, a decision which all of my friends considered utterly boring. I’ll talk about what I did, and you guys can be the judge!
Shanghai is less than 90 minutes away by gaotie, the high-speed train. As one of the most developed cities in China, it’s a popular destination for tourists internationally and nationally. This makes it a prime location for food. Shanghai joins my list of top-tier gourmet cities such as Manhattan, Tokyo, and Paris. Below are a few of the highlights:
1. Table No. 1: Gordon Ramsay’s protégé Jason Atherton does ‘world-influenced modern European cuisine’ in a quaint, newly renovated area downstream from the bund area. Go for lunch and reserve a window table that overlooks the courtyard.
|Pork shoulder at Table No. 1|
|Dessert at Table No. 1|
|Inside the busy Fuxiang Xiaolong|
|Red Braised Pork at Fu 1088|
|Mango Taro Sorbet at Fu 1088|
|Jingan Sculpture Park|
|Courtyard at M50|
|Multimedia piece at M50|
|Blue skies at Yu Garden|
|View of the Bund from Pudong|