Going to Hangzhou, China for five and a half weeks during the summer of 2013 was one of the best experiences of my life. It gave me a chance to step outside the reality I have known for so long and get involved with a different culture. It also opened my eyes to the fact that I needed to take more time away from work to just do things on my own and enjoy life. I had not realized how much I had been missing out on the past couple of years, because of working to make ends meet and pay for school.
During my time there, I kept a blog for a class assignment and posted about my time there at least once a week.
If you wish to read it it may be found at SIUE in China 2013