This year was our first Halloween outside of the United States and it was quite an experience! I had a lot of friends and family asking if anyone in China actually celebrates Halloween and I thought I would let you know what I saw whilst living and working in Beijing! Nothing to see here...just a … Continue reading A Beijing Halloween
This past weekend, my family and I took part in an amazing culinary experience at a local restaurant chain. It is known as Hot Pot and is a Chinese favorite because of the different flavors and delicious foods you can have in one sit-in! We had been waiting a few months to try it for … Continue reading Chinese Hot Pot Adventure
I would say that you could label our second full month in Beijing as a success! It has been full of learning experiences, culture shock, and brand new adventures! Calvin and I are growing more and more comfortable at school and Korey is finding his own groups to hang out with! Speaking for my family … Continue reading Beijing Expat: September 2019
During our National Week, I had a trip planned out to Longqing Gorge with the same group that took us to the Great Wall. Unfortunately, the day before, they messaged me and said that the trip was cancelled due to low attendance. With so little time left of the break, I was determined to take … Continue reading Fragrant Hills Park Adventure
This week, we are having our first big Chinese holiday: National Week! We have taken the full week off of school and are excited to take part in this patriotic event! Especially since this one is a big one, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the People's Republic of China. First off, what … Continue reading Chinese National Week
My last two months in China have been amazing! Since I had never been to another continent other than North America, I was sure to study up on cultural differences to prepare for all of the changes we would be experiencing. Youtube was a big one especially, I was watching vloggers that had already spent … Continue reading Chinese Culture Shock
We were told on the way to the wall, "Bù qù chángchéng fēi hǎohàn" which means, "he who has not been to the Great Wall is not a true man". Well guess what folks?? I can safely say that we are now true men!! The wall at Chenjiabao A few weeks ago, you saw us … Continue reading Great Wall Camping Adventure!