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?
When my family moved to China, we packed 6 suitcases full of stuff. We had looked up everything that we thought would be difficult to obtain in China and wanted to be prepared! But once we got here, I realized that we definitely overdid it. This post is also meant to break the news gently … Continue reading Moving to China! Can I Buy My Necessities There?
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
After so many months of spending almost all of our time at our apartment in Beijing, we needed to find something to get us out for the day! Last September, we went on a trip with FCN (Foreigner China) to a campout on the Great Wall. It was great and we intended on joining more … Continue reading Longqing Gorge
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