One Hour & A World Away

Sunday, June 14, 2015




Knowing I have less than one week left in this amazing country leaves me with a whirlwind of emotions. Amongst the many things I will miss about China are the little trips that lead you to briefly into another world. Saturday's was no exception, as my friends and I spent part of our last full weekend here traveling to Hangzhou's famous West Lake in Zhejian Province.


Top: Brandy Melville (similar here) | Skirt: Me & City (similar on sale here)
Sandals: Forever 21 (similar) | Bag: H&M

If you've been following along on my travels, you might notice some repetition between my destinations in terms of scenic bodies of water and typical Chinese architecture. Believe me, I have seen my fair share of water towns over the past few months. What sets Hangzhou apart are its areas of pure serenity, even as a popular day trip destination. Within every surrounding temple or garden we found ourselves isolated at some point, whether it be on a hidden hiking trail or at a random opening with stunning views of the lake. It was a lovely contrast to Shanghai's urban landscape and just what I needed to conclude my semester abroad. 

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  1. It must be bittersweet leaving China behind next week, I've been having such a blast reading about all your trips! The province looks absolutely stunning, and you look great! The halter top is so cute!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

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    1. I am so sad to be leaving!! Thanks for all your sweet comments, May :)

      Best,
      Christina

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  2. That place looks so peaceful... I hope one day I get the chance to visit it....

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  3. Fab post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

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  4. Wow what a beautiful place <3
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  5. Such pretty photos! Looks like a must visit, I can imagine your emotional whirlwind of emotions - try to enjoy the last days and look forward to your next posts :)

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    1. Thank you :) I am going to miss it so much!

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  6. Beautiful pictures, dear. ^^
    Have a nice week...

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  8. What a marvellous place darling! Cute shoots! You're beautiful!!
    Baci,
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  9. Stylish look and amazing landscape!

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  11. The good thing is you have spent a lovely time in China and meeting great people. Lovely look and have a lovely week.
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  12. So beautiful! The water environment looks so tranquil! Amazing photos!

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  13. I bet it will be a little tough going back home but you'll have so many memories to remember and cherish!

    Tina
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    1. So true! It was an amazing experience :)

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  14. beautiful!!! just magnificent waters!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  15. Wonderful scenery darling!

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  16. Beautiful photos, You look great.

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  17. I have loved looking at all your posts during your semester abroad. This place looks absolutely beautiful, and these are such lovely photos <3

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  18. Aww it's been so much fun reading about your adventures! As always, you and your pictures look stunning! :)

    Syd
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    1. I hope you have the chance! Thank you :)

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  20. Wow, such a beautiful place! Love the photos you've been sharing! Cute outfit!
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  21. All of your travel photos have been stunning and I'm happy you got to experience all of that. You always look so radiant in all of your China pictures- it's very refreshing!

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  22. this place is fantastic and your look is just perfect!!

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  23. I have enjoyed all your pictures from your travels. Thank you for taking me along on your adventure! So awesome that you got to experience this!

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