Moving to another country involves a lot of preparation ahead of time! It involves a lot more than just getting a job and buying a plane ticket. From my experiences, I compiled a list of things you should check before heading to China! Visa China's visa process is very tough, especially for those looking to … Continue reading Moving to China! What Should I Do Before I Go?
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 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
This year is my family's first Christmas away from the United States. We decided to join a few other teachers from my school on a trip to the island of Phuket in Thailand for a 5 day vacation. This sunny, island paradise was a welcomed adventure and our first opportunity to get out of China … Continue reading Christmas 2019: A Thailand Adventure Part One
During our National Week, I had a trip planned out to Longqing Gorge with the same group that took us to the Great Wall. Unfortunately, the day before, they messaged me and said that the trip was cancelled due to low attendance. With so little time left of the break, I was determined to take … Continue reading Fragrant Hills Park 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
After accepting my position in Beijing in January, I began the visa process for my family and I to move. I had NO IDEA that China had amongst the strictest rules and requirements for obtaining a visa in the entire world! With the help of my Chinese school and teachers that had already begun the … Continue reading China Visa Process