For my birthday (late January) during the Spring Festival, my husband and I decided to go to the Summer Palace! We had been planning to go for so long but kept getting derailed, now it was finally our chance! Because we went a few days after New Years. The palace was empty and our tour … Continue reading Our Summer Palace Adventure!
During our Spring Festival Break (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) my husband and I decided to head out and explore the center of Beijing! While many attractions were closed due to the break, we were excited to find out that all of the parks surrounding the Forbidden City (now the Palace Museum) … Continue reading Beihai, Jingshan, and Zhongshan Parks
This month was our first Christmas away from home! We kept up a few of our Christmas traditions and created new ones with new friends! This post is about our December in Beijing, China! I never posted pictures of my food until I got to China! This month was another great one, filled with old … Continue reading Beijing Expat: December 2019
Part one of A Thailand Adventure explained how we got to Thailand and our first few days in Phuket. This is part two and finishes off the last few days of our Christmas vacation! Breakfast with a view Day Three We made this day our relaxing day that started at the beach! We changed into … Continue reading Christmas 2019: A Thailand Adventure Part Two
This year is my family's first Christmas away from the United States. We decided to join a few other teachers from my school on a trip to the island of Phuket in Thailand for a 5 day vacation. This sunny, island paradise was a welcomed adventure and our first opportunity to get out of China … Continue reading Christmas 2019: A Thailand Adventure Part One
My family and I have been officially living in Beijing, China for 4 1/2 months. We have learned so much being here and are still learning more everyday. I have already written a post about some of the culture shock we had been experiencing a few months ago. However, since then I have seen even … Continue reading Chinese Culture Shock #2
This month has created so many memories for my family and I. We have seen the weather go from cold to freezing cold, competed in school competitions, and have finally moved into our new apartment. Beginning of NovemberEnd of November We moved into our new apartment the last week of November and have gotten used … Continue reading Beijing Expat: November 2019