Malta And Italy

Valletta, Malta – Mediterranean Sea. This is our first stop.

Sunset boat tour.

Ceremony

 

Well preserved ancient temple.

Ancient sculpture.

Stone house is more than 100 years old, but in very good shape.

A street in Malta

Yachts harbor in the old city of Malta.

GOZO is the second-largest island in the Maltese archipelago. Malta was a British colony from 1800 to 1964, and continues with left-hand traffic. We have to ride a touring van instead of driving there.

Malta world-renowned natural landmark, Azure Window.

It’s gone now. We are really heartbreaking. It collapsed after heavy storms on March 8, 2017.

We took flight to Rome, Italy and visited Rome Colosseum.

Borghese Gallery in Rome with its collections housed in a magnificent 17th-century villa.

Sculpture by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Beautiful paintings on the roof

Rome, Italy is one of the fashion capitals

Another fashion shop window.

The Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) is a stone arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Ital

Rowing in the Arno River, Florence, Ital

Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, one of the oldest and most famous art museums of Europe.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

We took flight back to our sweet home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The City Temple of Shanghai

When you ask a person growing up as a Chinese American, where is the place you like best in Shanghai? The answer may be surprised to learn. It is not the beautiful Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing road, not Xintiandi, means new heaven and earth, even not the spectacular Pudong skyline from the Bund (Waitan). It is the The City Temple of Shanghai (Cheng Huang Miao) .

Stop in one of the many tea houses for a drink (see the house in the center of the photo below) then enjoy your lunch or dinner here. There are countless restaurants and places to eat.

Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant is our favorite. It is one of the most historical and famous dumplings shop in the world that started in a small rural town called Nanxiang near Shanghai. Steamed buns are made from high-quality flour, pork and /or crab meat. Is also called steamed juicy pork bun ( Xiao Long Tang Bao) because inside of the bun is juicy.

Many golden koi fishes, the symbol of courage and good luck, swim in the surrounding pond.

Yuyuan is a 5 acre garden that was built more than 400 years ago.

Jiuqu Bridge with modern Shanghai skyscrapes in the background.

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US News – 2018 Best China Universities Top 10

Tsinghua University

Ranked #64 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 70.5, Tsinghua University was founded on 29 April 1911 as a preparatory school for students to study in the United States.

  • Location: Haidian District, Beijing
  • Total number of student: 30000+
  • Areas of study: Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, and Chemistry …
  • Motto: Self-Discipline and Social Commitment

 

Peking University

Ranked #65 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 70.4, Peking University  is the best university in China that was founded in 1898. It changed to the current name in 1912.

  • Location: Haidian District, Beijing
  • Total number of student: 30000+
  • Areas of study: Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, and Geosciences …

 

University of Science and Technology of China

Ranked #145 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 61.9, University of Science and Technology of China was  founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958.

  • Location: Hefei, Anhui Province
  • Total number of student: 15000+
  • Areas of study: Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics …

 

Fudan University

Ranked #148 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 61.6, Fudan University was founded in 1905 as Fudan Public School by  Mr. Ma Xiangbo.

  • Location: Yangpu District, Shanghai
  • Total number of student: 30000+
  • Areas of study: Materials Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacology and Toxicology …

 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Ranked #156 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 61.1, Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in 1896 as Nanyang Public School by Mr. Sheng Xuanhuai.

  • Location: Xuhui District, Shanghai
  • Total number of student: 30000+
  • Areas of study: Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, and Mathematics …
  • Motto: Gratitude and Responsibility

 

Zhejiang University

Ranked #159 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 60.8, Zhejiang University was founded in 1897  as Qiushi Academy by the mayor of Hangzhou, Mr Lin Qi.

  • Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
  • Total number of student: 50000+
  • Areas of study: Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Computer Science, Materials Science, and Chemistry …
  • Motto: Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails

 

Nanjing University

Ranked #190 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 58.3, Nanjing University was founded in 1902.

  • Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
  • Total number of student: 30000+
  • Areas of study: Chemistry, Materials Science, Geosciences, Computer Science …
  • Motto: Sincerity with Aspiration, Perseverance and Integrity

 

Sun Yat-sen University

Ranked #237 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 55.5, Sun Yat-sen University was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen

  • Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
  • Total number of student: 50000+
  • Areas of study: Materials Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacology and Toxicology …

 

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Ranked #282 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 53.1, Huazhong University of Science and Technology was founded in 1952.

  • Location: Wuhan, Hubei Province
  • Total number of student: 50000+
  • Areas of study: Computer Science, Engineering, and Materials Science …
  • Motto: Virtue, Knowledge, Truth, Originality

 

Harbin Institute of Technology

Ranked #304 in US News Best Global Universities with global score 52.3, Harbin Institute of Technology was founded in 1920.

  • Location: Harbin, Heilongjiang Province
  • Total number of student: 30000
  • Areas of study: Engineering,Materials Science,and Computer Science …

 

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