After three years in China, it was finally time to go back home to the states! I have a job lined up in Virginia and we headed back home in July! But preparing everything to come back was so difficult, I am glad we were able to accomplish everything. I thought I could write a … Continue reading Things to do BEFORE you leave China!
If you read our last apartment blog from November, you know that we were forced to sign an 8-month lease in an emergency to get housing. Now, that 8 months is almost up and we may have to move for a third time in less than one year. I say may because even though our … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 3.0
With most schools closing for the year due to the pandemic, Beijing Kaiwen Academy in Haidian is back! After so many months of uncertainty, the Beijing Education Commission has allowed grades 6-12 to return back to schools (with other grades soon to follow). I know that every parent, teacher, and student has a vested interest … Continue reading Beijing Kaiwen Academy- Back to School After the Epidemic!
The month of May was filled with good and bad news. In China, I am able to start seeing friends and coworkers regularly, as well as go out more for food and good times. Unfortunately though, as China continues to get better in terms of the Coronavirus, the rest of the world is still trying … Continue reading Beijing Expat: May 2020
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