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
I’ve finally (and officially) made the decision of whether or not I will renew my teaching contract in China. … More June 12: The big decision.
新年快樂! (Xīn nián kuài lè! Happy New Year!) HAPPY OFFICIAL NEW YEAR FROM SHANGHAI! Now that the Lunar New Year has passed, it is officially 2019 and the Year of the Pig in China (and also all around Asia)! Typically, for Chinese people, this time is all about going back to their hometowns, spending time … More February 7: Lunar New Year
As many obstacles as I face when I travel, none of them are as difficult as getting back home is. … More The hardest part of traveling: coming home
Traveling with a backpack only has become my favorite thing. Since I’ve started traveling exclusively with a backpack, I’ve heard all the arguments saying that rolling bags are much better because it’s not as difficult to carry, but I’m here to show you that even though that might be true, backpacks are better. **If you … More The Smart Travelers Guide to Backpacks
We stopped in Sydney for a quick day and a half before heading out to Melbourne. We did a quick tour, so I’m not going to bore you all with those details. Melbourne was such a cool city. We went on a walking/bus tour one of the mornings we were there. It took us all … More Melbourne, Australia: Wineries, Tours, and Kangaroos
The first step in moving to China (after getting a job) is applying for a Chinese work visa. It’s a lot of work, but it’s going to be worth it! … More Step 1: Apply for a visa
I’ve never considered myself a world traveler because I had only seen specific parts of the world, but hopefully I can change that very soon! … More World Traveler Status: Pending