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Hello Ningbo

It’s been 2 days since I’ve arrived at the UNNC campus and so far it’s been going really well! Fingers crossed it stays this way.

I had a pretty terrible plane trip over due to lack of sleep on the Sydney – Guangzhou leg of the trip. I think I only got around maybe 3 – 4 hours of sleep? And then the 6 hour layover made me even more tired. And the weather here – oh man, going from a pretty rainy but nice temperatures of 18 – 20 degrees in Sydney to hot and sticky and very humid 30 degree weather in Ningbo was…not my favourite thing. By the time I arrived at Ningbo airport I was tired and felt super gross.

Anyway! I was super lucky to have met this lovely girl called Sue who picked me up at the airport and bless this girl – she has spent the last 2 days with me, keeping me company for lunch & dinner since she is my only friend HAHA. She even helped me settle into my dorm room and helped me get a sim card as well and we also managed to get along really well despite knowing each other for less than 2 days which is really nice.

I think it’s always nice to meet people that you seem to be able to have really easy conversations and it also feels like I’ve known her much longer than just 2 days. Tl;dr: Just really glad to have met her as a friend here at UNNC.

I’ve also managed to buy most of the necessities needed and I spent most of the morning wiping down everything since it was super dusty. I’ll include pictures in maybe a later post when I’ve spruced up my room a little bit – I showed a few friends my dorm and someone told me my bed looked really sad, so I guess I need to make a trip to buy some colour to make it prettier?! I think Sue is going to take me to Wanda Plaza/Walmart in the new 2 days so I’ll buy a few more necessities and household items then. In the meantime I have 2 photos to share – one is of the ‘Trent Building'(?), I think it’s meant to be an imitation of the UK one and the other is the view from my dorm! Also think I got pretty lucky with my dorm location so feeling quite blessed and happy these past 2 days.

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UNNC’s Trent Building

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The view from my balcony

Our official international student welcome program and registration starts Thursday so hopefully I’ll get to meet lots more people then! I’m off to bed now – it’s nearly 12am here which means it’s actually 2 in Sydney (although that really shouldn’t make a difference to me since I sleep at 2/3 anyway hahah).

One of Sue’s close friends is arriving at the campus tomorrow so she said we’ll all go out for lunch which is super lovely of her ^_^

I’m enjoying my time at UNNC so far – till next time, 再见!

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