If you read our last apartment blog from November, you know that we were forced to sign an 8-month lease in an emergency to get housing. Now, that 8 months is almost up and we may have to move for a third time in less than one year. I say may because even though our … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 3.0
With most schools closing for the year due to the pandemic, Beijing Kaiwen Academy in Haidian is back! After so many months of uncertainty, the Beijing Education Commission has allowed grades 6-12 to return back to schools (with other grades soon to follow). I know that every parent, teacher, and student has a vested interest … Continue reading Beijing Kaiwen Academy- Back to School After the Epidemic!
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