Days 1 and 2 in Thailand: Nai Yang Beach Area

Posted by admin on April 5, 2019

Category: Phuket, Thailand
This is part 1 of 5 talking about my trip to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands in Thailand at the end of January, during my Chinese Spring Festival vacation this past year. Overview Google Map of Phuket Zoomed in Map of Phuket and Phi Phi (the two little islands to the right) My flight from Guangzhou to Phuket left a little after midnight and got in a little after 3am, so I decided to book

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2019

Posted by admin on March 16, 2019

Category: Japan, Tokyo
At the end of January, I had the chance to visit the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival at Tokyo Dome City. The show had a number of exhibits from different designers that I really enjoyed walking through. The main exhibit had quilts inspired by impressionist artists. Here is a picture of the Grand Prix winner. I was also interested to see that handmade bags were so popular. There was a prize category for bags, and

March 15, 2019

Posted by admin on March 15, 2019

Category: China
Hi! I hope everyone is doing great! We’ve had some exciting months, and I wanted to give you an update. The biggest piece of news is that Ben and I got new jobs. We will be moving to Hainan Island in the next few weeks. Hainan is the furthest south of China’s provinces. It is east of Hanoi and is a tropical island paradise. Did you see The Meg? The beach scene at the end

Three Days in Yangshuo, Guilin

Posted by admin on March 14, 2019

Category: China, Guangxi
Yangshuo (阳朔) is an extremely popular tourist destination in Guangxi Province. Getting There and Away The most popular way to reach the area is by boat from Guilin, the capital of the province along the Li River. We took the highspeed train from Guangzhou Railway to Guilin North after work on a Friday, and stayed at the Guilin Hongsheng Hotel, about a block and a half away from the train station. Although you can probably

Yangshuo, Guangxi Photo Gallery

Posted by admin on March 14, 2019

Category: Guangxi
The view from our hotel mooncakes in front of moon hill The ferry from near our hotel to downtown

January 5, 2019

Posted by admin on January 5, 2019

Category: Uncategorized
Hi everyone, and happy new year! It’s definitely been a while, and I apologize. Ben and I have been leading our best lives these past several months. As lead English teacher at his kindergarten, he was one of four Santas in the school Christmas play. His kids are freaking adorable. For my part, I’ve been teaching English Speaking three days a week at South China Normal University to freshmen college students. The curriculum is geared


Posted by admin on September 21, 2018

This is part five of my adventures in Henan Province, when I spent 10 days in Luoyang. Click here to read about my day in Zhengzhou, click here to read about Anyang, click here to read about Kaifeng, and click here to read about Dengfeng. Luoyang is a very cool city. It’s in between Beijing and Xi’an (where the Terracotta Warriors are) and I think it’s definitely worth a visit. Luoyang is another ancient capital, of

Luoyang, Henan Province Photo Gallery

Posted by admin on September 21, 2018

Category: Henan, Luoyang