As I am looking through all of my photos for the month of October, it feels like we have done so much. There has been travel over the break, fun with friends, and trying to fit in family time. It has been beyond challenging and I don't know how we made it through all of … Continue reading Beijing Expat: October 2020
Beijing Expat: September 2020
This month's update will be a little shorter than previous months, mostly because it has been our first full month that we have been in school. I have been busy getting back to my old routine and helping the new teachers get accustomed to Kaiwen. We made some time for some fun, but mostly we … Continue reading Beijing Expat: September 2020
Our Inner Mongolia Adventure!
Towards the beginning of October, we used our one-week national holiday to take a trip up north to the desert and grasslands of Inner Mongolia! This trip had everything. FCN was our guide once more up to the area just south of the country of Mongolia on our 3-day excursion. The grasslands We had tried … Continue reading Our Inner Mongolia Adventure!
The Birthplace of Kung Fu: Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes
My family and I took a weekend vacation in the middle of September to the province Zhengzhou. We were going to see locations that were over 1,500 years old! Not only that, but we were going to take our very first bullet train! It had been a while since we had left Beijing province and … Continue reading The Birthplace of Kung Fu: Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottoes
Beijing Expat: August 2020
With school starting the last day of this month, I spent most of my time teaching summer school, enjoying the last days of summer, and meeting new colleagues. We celebrated being in China for a full year and still can't believe how much has changed and how many adventures we have already been on. Calvin … Continue reading Beijing Expat: August 2020