This Beijing Life: Month 13

This Beijing Life: Month 13

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! Thanks to Raphael of Journey Wonders for all the awesome Temple […]

Confessions of an ESL Teacher in China

Confessions of an ESL Teacher in China

This article originally appeared on Go Overseas where I write as a Teach Abroad and China expert. Though I write intensively about teaching abroad, there are a few juicy secrets I’ve been holding back from you all. It’s confession time: I’m far from a perfect ESL teacher, and my experience teaching abroad wasn’t quite as […]

My Beautiful Beijing Apartment

My Beautiful Beijing Apartment

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I just realized I’ve been living in Beijing for five months and I still haven’t shown you my apartment! At first I was waiting to unpack and decorate… and then I just got lazy. So last weekend I decided to take some […]

This Beijing Life: Month 1

This Beijing Life: Month 1

Since I’ll be moving to Beijing for the next two years, I figured it would be fun to do monthly recap posts talking about the highlights and challenges of my time in China’s bustling capital (or wherever I may be that month). I’ve noticed that the more I travel and the busier I become, the […]

Is Hong Kong Really China?

Is Hong Kong Really China?

Is Hong Kong really China? Well that, my friends, is a complicated question with a complicated answer. Before I came to China, I always thought that Hong Kong was definitely China. I knew it had a lot of British influence, and the people spoke Cantonese instead of Mandarin, but I never really viewed it as separate from the […]