Category Archives: China

Rewind…..Farewell China

After dotting our ‘I’s’ and crossing our ‘T’s’ in China, time flew by so we would like to rewind, recap and thank our friends for our final weeks.  The Chinese kindness and hospitality we received in our final days from … Continue reading

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Guilin Mountains

As we were teaching and talking to Chinese locals a place called Guilin kept being mentioned as the “best in China”.  With confirmation from some teacher friends that Guilin and more specifically the smaller villages of Yangshuo and Xingping were … Continue reading

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The Last Day

I love last days!  Each one has a different feel caused by a cocktail of emotions.  I remember the last days from different schools, jobs, and vacations.  These days are filled with elated happiness, haunting sorrow, tinges of regret, pride … Continue reading

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Local Good Times

The months of May and June were filled with lots of local good times with new friends, which we will try to capture in this post and document with the pictures linked below.  https://picasaweb.google.com/105315223482012434599/LocalChina One of my students, Heather, has … Continue reading

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Stairs and Clouds

We went to Huangshan Mountain often referred to as Yellow Mountain at the end of May.  We have been in the city to long and needed a mountain fix.  To maximize your time on vacation we took an overnight sleeper … Continue reading

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Change in Our Path

We have made a big decision that will be changing the path in our journey.  Last week we put in our 2-month notice at EF, which means we will be leaving China 6 months early.  The job, the city hasn’t been a … Continue reading

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Bamboo Forest – Moganshan

We were fortunate to have an extended 5-day holiday this week and we took advantage by getting out of this city.  We took a bus to Deqing county and then a taxi to a small village outside of Moganshan.  We … Continue reading

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Day-trip to Suzhou

In an effort to keep exploring China until we peace-out, Katie and I took a day excursion to Suzhou (Sue Joe) for making it to our three-month point.  We have attempted this two times before but this time we were … Continue reading

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Spring in Shanghai

Spring has finally arrived in Shanghai.  The streets are lined with flowers and the trees on our street have started to bloom.  The weather has been lovely, as April seems to be the most pleasant month of the year.  It … Continue reading

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Our Hood

Crazy to think we are starting our 10th week in China, wow.  Our apartment, neighborhood and surroundings are starting to feel like normal with the job front still remaining the same.  Some highlights lately have been a bowling night with … Continue reading

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