While my family was in Cambodia, we had the chance to visit many different tourist attractions in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Some were amazing and some were a little disappointing. I decided to write a piece that discusses the good and bad, hoping to help those decide whether they should go, or no! … Continue reading Cambodian Tourist Attractions: Go or No?
During the Covid-19 scare in Asia, my family decided to leave China for a few weeks and head to the Southeastern country known as the Kingdom of Cambodia. We were there for 2 weeks living in the capital of the country, Phnom Penh and got to learn a lot about the culture of Cambodia. It … Continue reading Cambodian Culture Shock
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!
It has been over 6 months since my family and I made the move to China. While we have become more familiar with some of the earlier mentioned aspects of culture shock, we are still being introduced to other examples while trying to assimilate. I thought I would run a third installment of this series … Continue reading Chinese Culture Shock #3
For my birthday (late January) during the Spring Festival, my husband and I decided to go to the Summer Palace! We had been planning to go for so long but kept getting derailed, now it was finally our chance! Because we went a few days after New Years. The palace was empty and our tour … Continue reading Our Summer Palace Adventure!
During our Spring Festival Break (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) my husband and I decided to head out and explore the center of Beijing! While many attractions were closed due to the break, we were excited to find out that all of the parks surrounding the Forbidden City (now the Palace Museum) … Continue reading Beihai, Jingshan, and Zhongshan Parks