I would say that you could label our second full month in Beijing as a success! It has been full of learning experiences, culture shock, and brand new adventures! Calvin and I are growing more and more comfortable at school and Korey is finding his own groups to hang out with! Speaking for my family … Continue reading Beijing Expat: September 2019
During our National Week, I had a trip planned out to Longqing Gorge with the same group that took us to the Great Wall. Unfortunately, the day before, they messaged me and said that the trip was cancelled due to low attendance. With so little time left of the break, I was determined to take … Continue reading Fragrant Hills Park Adventure
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