Well, spring has officially sprung here in Shenzhen (or perhaps we've skipped right to summer). Humidity has once again settled over the city like a damp blanket and the daily highs are beginning to push 30. It's a glorious, sun-soaked season, one where we can only dream of how it felt to not be coated… Continue reading Why We Loved Visiting Busan, South Korea in the Winter!
Hey all! Well, it's almost the end of our long and leisurely Chinese New Year holiday, so I figured I should try to catch up on some blogging! I've been sitting on this one for a while (cough, six months, cough)... but I really want to tell you all about the amazing things that you… Continue reading 8 Amazing Ways to Experience Hoi An, Vietnam on a Budget!
Hello everyone! I'm finally catching up on my blog after a short hiatus. It was an unintentional break -- I've been busy adjusting to my new job as a kindergarten classroom teacher at a bilingual school. Basically, I've found it hard to muster up enough mental energy to write, or do anything productive after a… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Taichung: An Underrated City Full of Surprises
Hi all! The summer holiday in Shenzhen is in full swing! School's out, the sun's out, my air conditioning unit is working overtime -- and I on the other hand am taking some time to relax in our lovely new apartment. Well, I've sort of been relaxing anyway. Tim and I have been surprisingly busy… Continue reading Fostering a Puppy in China!
Hey guys! I can barely believe that there's less than a month left in the school year, which means that it's also coming up to a year of living in Shenzhen! Summarizing the year in short would be difficult -- there have been so many ups, downs, twists, turns, and moments of complete bewilderment. It's… Continue reading 8 Ways that Living in China Has Changed Me (For Better or Worse!)
Hey all! It's been a while since I've posted, the past little while has been even busier than usual! Before I delve into the travel talk, here's a little personal update: Tim and I have decided to stay in China for (gasp) another year! Okay, that's not technically accurate... The truth is, I've officially signed… Continue reading How to Spend One Day in Guangzhou!
Hey all! As you might be aware, China has just celebrated its Spring Festival, better known as Chinese New Year. Since Shenzhen is such a young city, most of its residents clear out in mid February as they travel back to their hometowns to celebrate with family. Another large group -- the foreign teachers --… Continue reading The Philippines: Where Everything Went Wrong (But We Loved it Anyway)