With school starting the last day of this month, I spent most of my time teaching summer school, enjoying the last days of summer, and meeting new colleagues. We celebrated being in China for a full year and still can't believe how much has changed and how many adventures we have already been on. Calvin … Continue reading Beijing Expat: August 2020
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
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