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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


Having a Bad China Day...

Yes, we’re two days in, teaching hasn’t even started yet, and today has been a Bad China Day. We started off the day optimistically, meeting Philip who took us out for dumplings and soup for breakfast. 574 more words


Feeling like Celebrities

I think the only word I can use to describe the experience of arriving at the school is overwhelming. There are 6,000 pupils and just under 400 teachers here, and the area of the school itself is fairly small. 804 more words


Parks are actually used in China?!

After one last night in the hotel bar, we then headed to Beijing West station with others heading to Hunan province and some others who were also heading south. 750 more words


Terrifying 4,600ft Glass Walkway Opens In China

According to BoredPanda.com –

If you’re scared of heights then you might want to look away now, because this walkway in China is your worst nightmare come true. 63 more words

Class, camp and cooking

So…I’m not above admitting that I’ve been ‘laxed in writing this post. Lots of things have happened since the last update and honestly it just felt like a hassle to try and write it all up. 1,255 more words