Tag Archives: China

Dali

We wrapped up our China chapter with a few weeks of jam packed travel with my family around the country. Being my family’s amateur translator, it definitely put my Mandarin to the test! It felt good to not be completely useless throughout the trip (especially after living here for 10 months. No excuses dude). We trained from city to city

Read more

Now I aint sayin she a gold digger

Ladies, what’s your dream guy? Tall dark and handsome, intelligent, funny, romantic, understanding, a great dress sense, sensitive, creative, loving, thoughtful, athletic, kind, ambitious, a good listener, quirky, charming, honest, attentive, adventurous, a fireman, a pilot? Now i’m sure you picked out at least a few from that list, but I left out one crucial point…… RICH.

Read more

Come gym with me!

I’m not going to sugar coat it and say everything is perfect and amazing here. There are definitely moments that grind my gears; like e-bikes parked all over the footpaths so you’ve gotta squeeze around them or walk on the road, not always being understood when you want to do the simplest things, the lack of hygiene, feeling like you’re

Read more

Behind classroom doors

Behind classroom doors… No it’s not that kind of story, it’s a lot less exciting. Sorry. Teaching English overseas appears to be a pretty popular thing to do when looking for that package deal of live/work/travel.  So I’ve decided to add a new section in the blog ‘Behind classroom doors’ and have a chat to some other globe trotters about

Read more

Make-do dishes

Our apartment in China is planted right on a busy food street, and it’s INSANELY cheap to eat out here. A decent sized bowl of dumplings costs 1NZD (still blows my mind every time!).  If you’re feeling really flash, you might stretch your budget to 10NZD and select a wide range of dishes at a restaurant with a group of

Read more

China Chuckles

China is full of surprises. Frequently I encounter moments here that are amusing, bizarre or so ridiculous that all you can do is laugh. But actually, I’m the one who is weird. I’ve decided to create a new section ‘China Chuckles’ and blog these wonderfully unique experiences. Here is just a few moments I’ve managed to capture so far.  

Read more

Anqing, China

It has been two months since arriving to Anqing in China – our new home for 10 months. Where do I begin? Anqing is a different world.. It’s definitely what you call ‘real China’ with little Western influence.. There are old men and women doing tai chi in the parks, playing Chinese checkers or cards outside shops with a cigarette

Read more