All posts tagged Traveling China

Haizhu Square: Guangzhou’s Best Kept Secret

You never know what you might find on a stroll through Haizhu Square. I’ve been there five times already, in my three months of being in China, and though each […]

Hong Kong, I Think I Love You

Dear Hong Kong, You’re everything I like about China, and nothing I don’t. With you, my options are endless. Together we can do anything from lounging on one of your […]

China Travel & Cattle Branding: They’re Practically the Same Thing

Traveling in China makes me feel like a calf in the corral at branding time. We push and shove our way through the narrow pathway that’s been created and planned […]

Guangzhou City at a Glance

Guangzhou is home to one of the world’s best subway systems, and good thing because without it I’d be at a loss for how to wander this sprawling city with […]

Chinese Superstitions

In my first few days at Peizheng, I was whisked into the China Mobile shop to set up a local cell phone number. They gave me a list of options […]

Kayaking in Yangshuo

To find relaxation amidst the chaos, Emily and I found peace in a kayak on a rare part of the Yulong river that wasn’t yet teeming with Chinese tourists on […]

I Miss My Ex, But Not All of It

After teaching in China, I’ve been forced to admit how much I didn’t enjoy teaching in Thailand. It’s like the opposite of the phrase, “You don’t know what you have […]

No Facebook in China

I can’t access WordPress in China. I can legally read my website, but I can’t log in to administer it. The government has an intense censorship on certain social media […]

My Apartment in China

A lot of you have asked about my living situation in China and all I have to say is it’s no Thai hut, but it’s a nice enough place to […]

At Home on Campus: Peizheng, China

I weaved my way effortlessly through customs and found a nervous-looking young lady holding a piece of printer paper with my name on it. “You look not same,” she told […]

10 Reasons I Can’t Wait to be Back in Asia

1. The humidity does great things for my natural curls. 2. I can wander around alone and lost and still get inspired. 3. The wonderful hospitality and curiosity of the locals. 4. Street-side […]

I’m Going to China!

Teacher Jess has officially become Professor Jess. Yep, I’ve just accepted a university teaching position in China! I know I’ve only been home for several weeks, and while the most […]

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