China Travel Guide

Beijing vs Shanghai

Beijing vs Shanghai

Overall Vibe Quick Disclaimer: My time in Shanghai was limited to quick trips, but I actually lived in Beijing for about 4 months. Beijing The city of Beijing is massive! It’s spread out over an area of 6,000 sq miles and houses an estimated 21.7 […]

How To Bike In China

How To Bike In China

Step-By-Step Guide To Biking In China Step 1: Acquire a Bike If you’re living in China for a study or teach abroad program, you probably want to get an inexpensive used bicycle. I highly recommend going for one that doesn’t look expensive because it’s less […]

10 Must-Try Chinese Dishes

10 Must-Try Chinese Dishes

I’ve been saving tons of vegan recipes on Pinterest lately to try out in my new kitchen (AHHH!!), but I can’t help but reminisce about what I used to eat while I was living in China. Here is a list of 10 things I think every foodie […]

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! […]