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Writer. Traveler. Tea Drinker.

I started this blog as a place to write down my observations and thoughts as I live and explore a new culture. But more than that bloggers have helped me in many aspects of my life (budget bloggers, travel bloggers, entrepreneur bloggers) and I wanted to pay it forward. I have learned a lot about teaching in china, traveling and just living the life of my own choosing. I thought I could share my experiences and information and hopefully inspire people as other have done for me.

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Most Recent Posts from Writer. Traveler. Tea Drinker.

Trying Not to Be THAT Person

I think we’ve all had a friend who went to England for the summer, and came back with a terrible fake accent. Or the totally white friend (who can’t speak another language and has never been out of the country) who says Puerto Rico with deep rolling R’s and a strong accent. Little things that make … Continue reading »

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 8:10 pm

No One is Staring, But Everyone’s Paying Attention–and Other Culture Shocks of Being in America

So I’ve been home a few days and it’s definitely weird. Here are some of the biggest things I’ve noticed.  No one is looking at me, but everyone’s paying attention I’ve said again and again how much I dislike being stared at in China. What I haven’t said though, is how there is a certain … Continue reading »

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 2:30 pm

Farewell Tour of Zhejiang–The Final Phase

So I’m home now. Jet-laggy and culture shocked. I’ll write about that in a bit, but I first want to write about my last few days in Lin’an. With just six days left after my Hangzhou bash, I had finally reached the center of my onion. I had been peeling the layers down closer and closer … Continue reading »

Posted on 8 July 2014 | 10:42 am

How to (Successfully) Find a School to Teach in China—and Announcing my Next Destination!

I have the signed contract and visa paperwork in hand so I think it is only fitting to finally announce where I’m going next year. (I wanted to wait till it was legal before I jinxed anything.) Next September I’ll be teaching in the beautiful seaside city of….Xiamen. I know, I know! If your my … Continue reading »

Posted on 2 July 2014 | 5:43 am

Farewell Tour of Zhejiang–Stage 2

Stage one of my farewell tour was saying goodbye to my friends in Shanghai. Like peeling off the layers of an onion, I started furthest away and I’m getting closer and closer to home. Stage two of my farewell tour was all about students, school stuff and Hangzhou. I also had to deal with final … Continue reading »

Posted on 29 June 2014 | 6:59 am

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