Traveling in China & Japan

DONE BY: Melanie Wang | Loomis Chafee School '15 | U. of Chicago '20

LENGTH: A few weeks up to a month at a time

LOCATION: 

  • China (Shanghai, Beijing, Changchun, Jilin, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Hong Kong, Macao)
  • Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto)

FUN: ★★★★★

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★☆

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Independence
  • Patience

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

Basically I was just on my own time, planning every day. Each day in each place was different, so there's not much to say for a set schedule.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Traveling
  • Sightseeing
  • EATING

TOP TIPS: 

DO IT! Bring:

  • Practical clothes
  • A good attitude
  • Google maps.

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

It's chill, ya feel? It's your gap year, no expectations, no rush, no pressure. Just enjoy the world. 

Jiyoung Jeong