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Moving Home After Living In China

Moving Home After Living In China

On February 15, 2016, my husband and I moved to Nanjing, China. It’s been exactly 38 weeks since that day and I’m writing this in my Beijing apartment, preparing to go back to the US in just a few days. Why I Went To China […]

7 Unique Things To Do In Nanjing

7 Unique Things To Do In Nanjing

I spent 5 months as a professional explorer of Nanjing, and came up with this list of only-in-Nanjing experiences you need to check out while you’re in town! If you don’t have a hotel booked yet, I HIGHLY recommend this one! It’s budget-friendly, clean, modern, and not […]

10 (Unexpected) American Things I Miss While In China

10 (Unexpected) American Things I Miss While In China

Of course I miss my friends, family, and dog above all else, but what THINGS do I miss most? I thought for sure it’d be Mexican food and not having to use VPN to access my favorite websites, but I was wrong! Here’s the top 10 […]

How I Keep In Touch From China

How I Keep In Touch From China

Don’t let the Great Firewall keep you from the ones you love! Here’s how I get in contact with friends and family back home in the US while I’m living in China. The Cell Phone Situation Before coming to China, I called T-Mobile and made sure […]

Lazy Girl’s Guide To Mandarin Chinese

Lazy Girl’s Guide To Mandarin Chinese

If you’re looking for a free way to learn survival Chinese language skills without investing too much time, you’re in the right place. The vocab I’ll teach you in this post is especially helpful if you’re headed on a trip to China or Taiwan! Lazy Girl’s Guide To […]

WTF What is the Dragon Boat Festival?

WTF What is the Dragon Boat Festival?

After Eric spent last summer in Taiwan, I thought the Dragon Boat Festival was just a Chinese festival, but after looking into it I realized this is a worldwide event. I’ve done my research, broken it down into straightforward answers, and today I’m answering the […]

Shopping In China As A Curvy American Woman

Shopping In China As A Curvy American Woman

When I started to pack for China, I had a big question: What is it like to go shopping in China as an average American woman? I had so much trouble finding information on it, that I’ve done some experimental shopping trips on my own in China! […]

What Is China Like?

What Is China Like?

What Is China Like? Quick Disclaimers: 1) Everything in my brain gets processed through an American-raised filter, so that’s my bias throughout this list. 2) These are my general impressions of China, so I won’t be getting into anything too specific. Feel free to ask questions in the […]

10 (More) Things To Know Before Visiting China

10 (More) Things To Know Before Visiting China

Culture shock is inevitable when visiting China for the first time, but you can lessen the blow by telling yourself you’re about to see some stuff that would be highly unusual in a Western country. It’s been two months since I wrote my first list of 10 things that […]

48 Hours In Shanghai

48 Hours In Shanghai

I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that all those pictures, blog posts, and video of our hiking adventures in Huangshan (AKA Yellow Mountain) that I promised last week are not going to happen, because we never even made it to our […]