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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Inner Mongolia
In early October, I traveled to the quiet village of Kulun Yinshawan, located in northeastern China. Although the name is deceiving, Inner Mongolia is actually in China. It’s the region which includes most of the length of China’s border with Mongolia.
How to Overcome Grading Fatigue
College instructors have the best jobs, but the idea that it’s the perfect job is a myth. It’s not all cargo shorts and Birkenstocks. No. It can be quite stressful. An instructor’s time is spent doing a heavy mix of grading essays, teaching lectures, creating lessons, working with students, and working in committees. It’s all…
Writing as a Form of Therapy: How My Chinese Students Processed COVID-19 Through Journaling
As much as I didn’t want to write another blog post about COVID-19, I feel like this was too good not to share.
How COVID-19 Changed Everything for Expat Teachers in China
My phone buzzed in my jacket pocket. It’s mom. She’s wondering if I heard about this new virus that’s spreading in China. Wear a mask and be careful, she wrote. I replied with a masked selfie while boarding my flight in Dalian, hoping it would lessen her concern. Deep inside, I was relieved to be…
Why Expats Should Accept Every Invite During Their First Month Abroad
China is my do-over. It’s my “let’s get it right this time.”
An Update: My Life in Dalian, China After Two Weeks
My first day was absolutely unforgiving. Like, pack my bags, fire up the taxi, I’m going back home–rough. Yeah. I can laugh it off now because I’ve fully recovered, but it didn’t help that I missed my connecting flight in Beijing because of a six hour layover in Dallas. That part wasn’t even that bad.…
I’m Moving to China!
I will admit it: I never thought I’d move to China.
20 Helpful Arabic Words to Make Your Trip to the Arabias Easier
If you dream of bobbing in the Dead Sea, hiking in Petra, shopping in Dubai, or savoring the history in Tel Aviv, then you’re not alone. Perhaps the Middle East has piqued your interest. If so, you’re better off picking up a few helpful yet simple Arabic words to make your travels easier. And you…
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