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5 Tips For Teaching English In China

5 Tips For Teaching English In China

Today I want to share the top 5 things I wish I knew before teaching English in China! In case you’re new here, I lived in Nanjing and Beijing for most of 2016, alongside my husband who was studying Chinese. I came with him on […]

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 […]

China Photo Diary

China Photo Diary

My 2016 was spent almost entirely in China. Despite having been back in the US for two months now, I’m still struggling to explain what my year was like. My hope is that this hand crafted photo series will give you a better explanation than words […]

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 […]

Where To Get A Tattoo In Nanjing, China

Where To Get A Tattoo In Nanjing, China

I had such a hard time figuring out where to get a tattoo in Nanjing! Google searches weren’t getting me anywhere, and I hadn’t seen any shops around the city. Finally we were given a shop recommendation by one of Eric’s classmates, and made the […]

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 […]

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! […]