Jiangsu, the place I always love
2016-06-17 09:46:00

My name is Mitchell Blatt. I am the lead author of Panda Guides Hong Kong Guidebook. My articles have been published in outlets like Roads and Kingdoms and The World of Chinese. Born in America, I have traveled throughout Asia since earning a BA in journalism from Indiana University.

Firecrackers popped in alleyways my first day in China. I was in Nanjing for the start of a semester studying abroad, and sky was filled with the colors and smells of pyrotechnics exploding. It was Lantern Festival, the final day of Spring Festival. 

I enjoyed the spectacle. A city of 8 million people exploding in celebration, unleashing its vibrant colors into the sky. I felt like I was in for months of excitement and encountering new things. 

Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:Rose