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Barbecue Season

When I was 18 or 19 I went on a road trip through Ireland with my family. It was cloudy and raining most of the time, as it is usual there, but one day the sun started shining in Dublin. 590 more words



If you’re looking for a truly delightful read, look no further. Lost On Planet China, by J. Maarten Troost is truly hilarious. I may be biased–stories about foreigners in China are especially near and dear to my heart–but Troost’s self-deprecating, colloquial narration gives the reader a tragi-comedically accurate idea of what a day in the life in China feels like for a foreigner. 211 more words

A Book A Day

My first Chinese wedding

Is that title misleading? Ha! I will not be talking about my own wedding, as I have never been married! Today I want to talk about the first wedding I attended in China. 514 more words


A Laowai Again

Having spent the Spring Festival at home, surrounded by my friends, family and all the things I hold dear (hot water, English breakfast tea, fresh air, cereal, soft mattresses, central heating and peace and quiet) I am now back in China, ready to start the next semester. 483 more words


Sculptures around the lake

Yesterday it was a very nice day: the sky was blue and PM2.5 was under 70! That is quite a feat! It seems Beijing gets all the bad press about air pollution but in Shanghai and Suzhou the air is not exactly clean either. 370 more words


Online Bureaucracy

Lately I’m under the impression that living in China is getting more and more difficult. New regulations are created and they just complicate things even more for everybody, especially foreigners. 888 more words

Life In China

24 DC / Beijing and Back

Per my last blog I was participating in a 24 Day challenge which was going fabulously as I had a group of close friends participating with me which was an amazing new experience.  758 more words

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