China

Almost Home!

Almost Home!

Landed in Toronto!  Currently catching up on all the social-media I’ve missed for the past month.  I’m already LOVING being back in North America – fast and reliable internet, facebook, clear skies, sit-down toilets… it’s good to be (almost) home 🙂 The flight from Beijing […]

PACKING!!!!!!

PACKING!!!!!!

for home!!! 😀 and drinking Hawberry wine to help the process and celebrate our time here. What a wonderful month! Plane leaves tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm!

Part II: The Great Wall

Part II: The Great Wall

In our first weekend here BRS loaded us all up (UNC, NCSU, and UNCW) and took us to see the Great Wall of China.  I was SO EXCITED for this trip – why ELSE would you come to China other than to see the greatest […]

Busy Weekend! Part I: Bargaining Success

Busy Weekend! Part I: Bargaining Success

Hello all! This has been SUCH a busy few days, so sorry I’ve left you in the dark!  I’ve got so much to tell you about my last weekend in Beijing. Wait. I’M COMING HOME THIS WEEK!!!!!! 😀 Yes, I am very ready to come […]

Classroom Update!

Classroom Update!

Hello! Again, the internet has been a disaster.  There are entire days where I simply can’t get to my blog.  Other pages are loading, but anything associated with my blog I can’t get to.  I wonder if the Chinese government is watching me… Anyway, this […]

Wangfujing Snack Street!

Wangfujing Snack Street!

Family and Friends! I’m sorry I’m so behind on posts! I have been suuuper busy, and this particular post has taken me days to upload thanks to some internet troubles we’ve been having… sorry for the delay!  We’ve been hearing about the “Snack Street” that […]

Beijing Olympic Park

Beijing Olympic Park

The Olympic Green is where the 2008 Summer Olympics were held.  I’ve never been to an Olympic park before – SO NEAT! Here are some of the pictures from our visit last Friday, April 6th. (click on the ‘Continue Reading’ link!)

Settling In (Finally!)

Settling In (Finally!)

Carrefour Shopping List: ¥115.oo Coffee at Paris Baguette: ¥12.00 Doing a crossword puzzle and drinking a café au lait while reflecting on your first successful solo trip around a completely foreign city: Priceless. 🙂 Yes. This was my afternoon, and it was wonderful. I recently became […]

First Guzheng Lesson!

First Guzheng Lesson!

What’s a Guzheng, you ask? 

Language Barriers are Hard.

Language Barriers are Hard.

It’s nice to see a decent bit of English things around Beijing, especially in touristy areas.  Who knows where we’d be if we didn’t have ANY English to rely on…  Sometimes, however, the English signs don’t translate as smoothly as others… which is why we […]