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!
In our first month in China, we already managed to see one of the most famous sites in Beijing called the Temple of Heaven. Honestly, it wasn't at the top of my list like the Great Wall or the Forbidden City. I had seen pictures online and thought, 'oh cool, but I want to go … Continue reading The Temple of Heaven
Our first month in Beijing has been an epic one. From finding and moving into our apartment, to exploring the area and enjoying the food. I never thought I would ever have the chance to see all the things I have seen. In our short time here, we have learned a lot about China and … Continue reading Beijing Expat: August 2019
It has been almost a full week since I started teaching the students of Beijing Kaiwen Academy! It has been an amazing week for both myself and Calvin, learning the campus and our schedules! We have almost perfected our walks home from school and have discovered grocery stores and a bakery on the way! Korey … Continue reading Beijing Kaiwen Academy
Well today finally marks a full week in our Beijing apartment and two weeks in China! We have really started learning about our neighborhood and finding the best places to shop and eat. It certainly has been an adventure and I can't wait to tell you all about it! Prawn-flavored Cheeto crackers. A lot of … Continue reading First Week in our Beijing Apartment