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
Well today finally marks a full week in our Beijing apartment and two weeks in China! We have really started learning about our neighborhood and finding the best places to shop and eat. It certainly has been an adventure and I can't wait to tell you all about it! Prawn-flavored Cheeto crackers. A lot of … Continue reading First Week in our Beijing Apartment
Today marks our 5th full day in Beijing, China and I am exhausted! First off, the weather is hot and humid; making everyday exhausting. Running around in this heat looking for apartments was challenging, especially because we had no idea what to expect. We were also competing with 30 other teachers for the places around … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt
I can't believe we are here!! So much has happened in the past 48 hours and I am reeling from it all. Fortunately, everyone is so kind and helpful and we haven't had a touch of homesickness yet. Everything about our trip out here went well and I am excited to tell you all about … Continue reading First Days in Beijing!
Countdown: 10 hours THIS IS IT! After 7 months of time and preparation, we are finally hopping onto the plane to LA and then Beijing! The past 2 1/2 weeks have been filled with errands, cleaning, panicing, and tears. Seriously, if I never have to look at another bucket or brush I will die happy. … Continue reading Countdown Until the Journey Begins 5