Nanjing

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 […]

Most Underrated Museum In Nanjing!

Most Underrated Museum In Nanjing!

If you subscribe to my newsletter, you know I got really sick last week. On one of those days where I should have stayed in bed, I went on a little field trip with my husband’s class to two museums, one of which is in all […]

Fuzi Miao & Nanjing Brocade Museum

Fuzi Miao & Nanjing Brocade Museum

The Nanjing exploration continues! This time I went to Fuzi Miao (Confucian Temple), the Qinhuai River, and a museum that included tons of info on Nanjing Brocade and a famous book called Dream Of The Red Chamber. I’ve got brief histories, tips, pics, and videos […]

Presidential Palace, Nanjing

Presidential Palace, Nanjing

If you Google “what to do in Nanjing”, the first 5 places that come up are Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum (been there), Ming Xiaoling (done that), Xuanwu Lake (one of my faves), Purple Mountain (on my list!), and the Presidential Palace. After we move out of Nanjing, […]

Chinese Paper Cutting

Chinese Paper Cutting

I had a chance to try out Chinese paper cutting in a class alongside my husband, and I’m now completely obsessed. What is Chinese Paper Cutting? Chinese paper cutting is one of the oldest and most popular folk arts in China. The watered down version of it […]

Photographing A Nanjing Dance Company

Photographing A Nanjing Dance Company

I was recently invited to come take pictures of a local dance company here in Nanjing (thanks, Dare!) as they shot a music video to Walk The Moon’s ‘Shut Up And Dance With Me’. I’m an amateur photographer, and a very casual one at that, plus I […]

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 boy is it a lot easier if you prepare yourself to see some unusual stuff. It’s been two months since I wrote my first list of 10 things that shocked me, so the list below has been ruminating […]

Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing

Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing

Xuanwu Lake is Nanjing’s biggest park and, in my opinion, the most relaxing place in this big, bustling city. A walk around it can take up to 5 hours if you try to see everything. There’s tons of options for boating, rare birds to watch, tons of flowers and trees to enjoy, plus […]

Video: Historic Mausoleums Of Nanjing

Video: Historic Mausoleums Of Nanjing

I snagged some great video content at the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and the tomb of the Ming Dyansty’s first emperor! Hopefully this gives you a better idea of what these two must-see Nanjing attractions are like 🙂 Click the image below to see the […]

Ming Xiao Ling, Nanjing

Ming Xiao Ling, Nanjing

The mausoleums of Nanjing are historically significant to all of China, but information about them can be confusing and spread out over the web-o-sphere, so I wanted to consolidate it for my readers 🙂 If you haven’t yet, go read Part 1 about the Sun […]