Moving to another country involves a lot of preparation ahead of time! It involves a lot more than just getting a job and buying a plane ticket. From my experiences, I compiled a list of things you should check before heading to China! Visa China's visa process is very tough, especially for those looking to … Continue reading Moving to China! What Should I Do Before I Go?
Before I moved to China, I did a lot of research as to what apps/technology were commonly used there. China is way ahead of the curve in using technology for their daily life. Still, I wasn't fully prepared for how much I would rely on my phone. Back home, I used my phone to communicate … Continue reading Moving to China! What Apps/Technology Will I Need? An Informational Guide
Since the weather has warmed up a bit in Beijing, we decided to join a few other teachers on a FCN trip to Gubei Watertown. This town borders a portion of the Great Wall and is almost 400 years old! The old stone streets and rivers cutting through the town adds to its seemingly ancient … Continue reading Gubei Watertown Adventure
It seems that things are really starting to get back to normal here in Beijing. As of the last day of April, there are less than 1000 documented cases of Coronavirus in all of China. High school seniors have returned to school and we hope the rest of the grades will follow in May. It … Continue reading Beijing Expat: April 2020
March was a great family-bonding month for us! It was our first full month together as a family since December and we lived it to the fullest. We spent half of the month exploring Cambodia and the last half of the month in self-quarantine. Especially since everything in the world seems so unsure right now, … Continue reading Beijing Expat: March 2020 Quarantine and Coronavirus
My month of February in Beijing was an interesting time. Almost every aspect of our lives was in some way effected by the virus. This post will discuss how those in Beijing are doing this last month as the preventative measures taken by China continue. Beijing has been encouraging people to stay home and I … Continue reading Beijing Expat: February 2020 Coronavirus continued
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!