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How to Travel in China Without Speaking Chinese

I’ve noticed that many people tend to be worried about visiting China without speaking Chinese. Unlike Thailand where everyone speaks English, China is a bit harder to traverse without speaking the language. A few weeks ago I wrote a Quick Guide to Mandarin Chinese, where I gave you all a few phrases to practice before […]

This Beijing Life: Month 19

This Beijing Life: Month 19

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve noticed that the more I travel and the busier I become, the more impossible it becomes to keep up with my travels in real-time. Well, never fear monthly recap posts are here! Well… April is almost half over, but it doesn’t matter. This […]

How to Shop in the US From Anywhere in The World

How to Shop in the US From Anywhere in The World

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Growing up in the US, I had no idea how good we have it. Crazy deals on designer clothes at Macy’s. Incredible prices on electronics at Best Buy. All those cool monthly subscription boxes that only ship to the US. The US […]

Win a Free Beijing Staycation With UnTour!

Win a Free Beijing Staycation With UnTour!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Living in China can be stressful. On a daily basis you’re surrounded by honking horns, crowded subways, long work weeks, and if you’re like me, you may also have five roommates. After a long week of work, wouldn’t it be nice to […]

This Beijing Life: Month 17 and 18

This Beijing Life: Month 17 and 18

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve noticed that the more I travel and the busier I become, the more impossible it becomes to keep up with my travels in real-time. Well, never fear monthly recap posts are here! It happened. For the first time in 17 months, I missed […]

Exploring Beijing’s Hip Hutongs With Context Tours

Exploring Beijing’s Hip Hutongs With Context Tours

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Having lived in Beijing’s hutongs for over a year now, I think it’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed. Wandering the bustling stone alleyways in spring, watching locals play Chinese chess in the street. Exploring hidden restaurants and bars. Taking my […]

This Beijing Life: Month 16

This Beijing Life: Month 16

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve noticed that the more I travel and the busier I become, the more impossible it becomes to keep up with my travels in real-time. Well, never fear monthly recap posts are here! Yes, I know the month is half over. But you know […]

Keeping Things Positive: The Best Adventures of 2016

Keeping Things Positive: The Best Adventures of 2016

Sure, 2016 wasn’t everyone’s favorite year. With Syria, ISIS, the US Election, Brexit, celebrity deaths and more, many people are ready to forget 2016 ever happened. While this last year wasn’t the best year of my entire life, I did have some pretty good adventures! So in the spirit of keeping things positive, I’d like to […]

How to Find an Internship in China

How to Find an Internship in China

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve talked a lot about what it’s like to work as an English teacher or college counselor in China, but what about interning? My very good friend Lena from Lenaaround is currently getting her Master’s Degree in Beijing, while also working as […]