We had plans to go to Shanghai in January 2020, but COVID got in the way and we cancelled. It had always been one of my goals to visit the most populated city in China. With COVID preventing us from leaving the country for Christmas 2020, my friends and family decided to make the best … Continue reading Shanghai Adventure: Christmas and Covid
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