This month has been the most eventful, with both ups and downs. We experienced our first Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) and our first real struggles as expats in China! I hope this helps others understand what they are really signing up for as being an international expat! Happy Birthday to me! The beginning … Continue reading Beijing Expat: January 2020, Coronavirus and more!
It has been over 6 months since my family and I made the move to China. While we have become more familiar with some of the earlier mentioned aspects of culture shock, we are still being introduced to other examples while trying to assimilate. I thought I would run a third installment of this series … Continue reading Chinese Culture Shock #3
Honestly, I was so scared to use the Beijing subway system for so many reasons. First reason, I have never used a subway before and wasn't comfortable using one. Secondly, I was worried about the language barrier and being trapped somewhere far from home. Now that I have used the subway system in Beijing, I … Continue reading Beijing Subways: A guide on transportation around Beijing
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