All posts tagged Traveling China

Hoi An Vietnam

Faces of Asia

A photo captures the moments so often lost to memory. When I leave the house for anything out of the ordinary, I feel lost without my camera strapped to my […]

squat toilet

What to Pack for Asia: 6 Essential Items

One of the reasons we travel is to experience other cultures. We’re prepared to see how the locals live, what kinds of food they eat and how, where they shop […]

Korean Air Flight Attendant

Stuck on a Plane in China

I’ve been staring out the oval window of my Korean Air jet for the past three hours. We’ve boarded, watched the safety video, had our first meal, coffee served. But […]

English Camp in Thailand

3 Short-term Alternatives to Teaching English Abroad

There are many reasons you may want to teach English abroad. Perhaps you’re on a mission to give back to a community, or you want experience in the teaching field, or maybe […]

Trat beach in southern Thailand

It’s Not You, Thailand. It’s Me.

Dear, Thailand. I hate to have to do this, I really do, but the time has come to say goodbye. I know we just had an amazingly romantic holiday on […]

Chinese University students

Teaching China’s Worrywarts by Joslynn Jones McLaughlin

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for another guest post. What do you mean there have been several Tuesdays since the last guest post?? I have no idea what you’re […]

Back With My Ex: Thailand

Since I got back together with my ex, Thailand, things have been going quite smoothly. We’re happy now. Well, I’m happy now. Mr. Land o’ Smiles is always happy. It’s […]

Goodbye, Acne. Goodbye, China.

I just gave up the only job I’m probably ever going to have that requires me to work less than 20 hours a week, only eight months a year, and […]

The Traveler’s Itch: Next Stop, India.

It’s been years since I first experienced it. My first overseas trip was for a study abroad opportunity in college. I went to Oviedo, Spain (in Asturias, near the northern […]

How to Survive the End of the World

For final exams, my students became the teachers. I learned all kinds of things from proper Chinese table manners and new dinner recipes, to magic tricks and origami, to kung […]

Charades in Zhaoqing, China

I should have played Charades more often when I was young, but back then, I couldn’t have known how useful the art of body language can be when traveling the […]

Peeing in Public: China’s Dirty Streets

I gasped when I rode by the adult woman squatting, her bare ass facing the road, her gaze upon the green fields out yonder. I pedaled my red, gearless, child-size […]

Award: Best Teaching Abroad Blogs 2012

I won an award I didn’t know I was nominated for. The email came as a shock when I read, “Your blog has been selected by TeacherPort as one of the […]

Baiyun Shan: White Cloud Mountain

When asked about the famous sites near Guangzhou, my students almost always reply, “Baiyun Shan. A mountain in middle of city!” (We’re working on filling in the blanks of that […]

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