The 3-day rule is not what you might think. You don’t have to wait 3-days after a date to call (just call). My 3-day traveling rule is this: When you’re backpacking (or traveling to multiple places on 1 trip), you should only spend 3 days in each city. Why? 3 days is the perfect amount of … More Traveling: The 3-day rule?
Hello friends and family! I’m coming home! Surprise!!! (I’m not joking this time) If you haven’t been following my blog for long, here are all of the posts I wrote last time I said I was coming home. I didn’t think I needed to rewrite them all. July 2: The Leaving Process July 24: The … More December 6: Coming Home (for real this time)
Hello friends! I’m on vacation! My first stop is Beijing. Here’s what I did: (Due to the number of pictures, this post will look best if you open it in a new window) Day 1: Hutongs, Tiananmen Square, and The Forbidden City I woke up early to take the train from Shanghai to Beijing. It … More Beijing in 2.5 days
When I came to China last August, I made a bucket list of things I wanted to do here before leaving someday. Today, I was looking back to see how many of those things I’ve done so far. 1. See at least 5 cities in China As of today, I’ve been to Shanghai (obviously), Hangzhou, … More November 6: The China Bucket List
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For Halloween, we celebrated by having two parties at my school. Here are a bunch of my favorite pictures! N
Hello! After a couple of quiet months, I figured it was time for an update! The biggest news is that I’m finally getting my passport back after a long visa renewal process. Basically, I haven’t had a passport since the second week of August, and without one, I can’t even leave Shanghai. Since I’m getting … More October 16, 2019: Vacation Plans
Hello again! It’s me: your favorite out of work English teacher living in China! I’ve officially been not working for 2 weeks, and I have 1 to go. I’m so bored. I don’t even have my passport, so I can’t actually leave the city. This past week has also been very stressful as I was … More September 6: So much and so little happening
I’ve officially been in China for over a year! Here’s what’s new in my life: Apartment I’m moved into my new apartment, and so far, I really like it! I’m about a 15-minute bike ride or 20-minute bus ride to work. I’m also not terribly far out of the center of the city, so I … More August 27: After the 1-year mark
So it turns out I’m actually going to stay in China for a little while longer… … More August 10: An announcement?
I’ve lived in China for over 11 months and in less than 1 month, I’ll be leaving. It’s weird to think that I’ve been outside of the “West” for 1 full year. So much has changed in that time. I’m so excited to come back, but I have so much anxiety about what my return … More July 30: Returning Home Anxiety