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Hello, Teacher!

So this week I had my first week of teaching here at Chuangxin Experimental School. It’s been a hectic week, and I didn’t even have all 24 classes (thanks to a timetable mishap on my first day and a morning spent travelling to the next city over to get our residents permit sorted). 1,269 more words


A Weekend of Weirdness

Long post today – we had an eventful weekend!

Thursday was a pretty rainy and miserable day so we spent the day lesson and course planning for the rest of the year. 1,591 more words


Hunan Province (2) : Fenghuang

Dear Readers,

Today is the second day of my visit to Fenghuang, and after a great stay in the town, now it is time to check out some of the attractions in the region.   2,643 more words


Hunan Province (1) : Fenghuang

Dear reader,

Its summer 2015 and I am on my way to Shanghai to embark on what would be a most memorable trip to China.  This time I have the opportunity to spend a week in Hunan Province.   3,348 more words


China tourism: Crossing the new glass bridges - BBC News

Tourism sites in the central Henan and Hunan provinces have been constructing vertigo-inducing skywalks in a bid to attract visitors.

And it seems to have worked, attracting thrill-seeking tourists and locals, all wanting a chance to experience a bird’s eye view of the Chinese countryside. 830 more words

China Alert

Ting Bu Dong

This means, I don’t understand.

Unsurprisingly, this has become the sentence I say the most. It’s not even a sentence, it literally means, ‘don’t understand’. It’s not even like I need to say it, people know from my blank expression and lack of coherent response that I’m clearly not following, but people always smile when I say this. 1,450 more words


An Adventure into the City

I’m currently writing this at the airport after we decided that Shaodong and China was too much for us, we just couldn’t cope with being the only foreigners in an entire city (of 1.3 million people!). 1,029 more words