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Abandoned Adventures: High school in China

Our trip to China was in many respects a special one. Not only because it was the first time we visited China, we had a wedding there or were part of so many special moments, but also because we visited an old abandoned high school one sunny afternoon.

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

While we were driving from the train station to the hotel we were staying at for the next couple of days, Jess and Felix asked about my hobby of visiting abandoned buildings. In the area of Yingtan there are supposed to be several good places to go urbexing for an afternoon. Think about old factories, apartment buildings or the old school where Jess was a student. So cool!

The next several days the option of visiting one of those abandoned buildings kept popping up. And after a lunch filled with dumplings, we took the car and visited Jess’ old school.

The most special abandoned trips are the locations where you can still see what they were used for. This school was one of the best locations I ever visited. The lunch tables, small desks and even some notebooks were still laying around. I had to pinch myself several times, I was réally walking around here. In China. In a school. Wauw wauw!

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Abandoned high school in China - Yingtan

Our China-trip equaled learning new things, a new culture, new habits and a lot of special people. Walking around an old school, where children run around and ate in the canteen, where they slept in bunk beds and played table tennis, was so amazing.

I’ve been planning to be writing about China for a long time now. Shanghai, Yingtan, the food, things you definitely need to do and so forth.. I’ve still so many ideas for blogposts but I really had to share this one with you first. These pictures are so dear to me, it was such a special afternoon.

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  1. Dat moet echt zo’n onwijs gave ervaring zijn geweest! Alles nog zo mooi in tact en Jess die over haar eigen herinneringen kon vertellen. Dat maak je niet iedere dag mee! De foto’s vind ik ook echt fantastisch <3.

  2. Ik word alleen al enthousiast door hoe je het omschrijft en ik heb echt niks met abandoned gebouwen haha. Ik heb ook nooit interesse gehad in China of Japan ofzo, maar de laatste tijd klinkt het toch wel interessant om te bezoeken! De foto’s zijn ook heel tof!

    1. Aah wat lief! En ik had vroeger ook nooit wat met Azië maar ik krijg er geen genoeg van sinds ik een keer in Thailand ben geweest maar China is helemaal een geweldig! Zoveel bijzondere, verschillende plekken dat je je echt weken kan vermaken.

    1. Thanks Rowan! Deze school was misschien ook wel de meest bijzondere plek die ik ooit heb gezien hoor, vooral omdat het in China was ook, dat bedenk je ook écht niet van te voren!

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