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
29 days left in China. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. But actually, I’m quickly coming up on the end of my year in China. It’s time to start preparing to go home. In my last post, I wrote about all of the things that I need to do before leaving China, and I’ve finally started … More July 24: The Countdown is On!
In case you missed my last post, I’ve officially decided to leave China at the end of my teaching contract. I’ve received a lot of questions about what leaving means and why I had to decide so early. Due to the visa process and the replacement process, my company requires us to decide between our … More July 2: The Leaving Process