Category Archives: foreigner

Lifestyle of an American in China

Our earning potential is often a driving factor in our pursuits. Many of us spend our lives in jobs we do not necessarily enjoy simply because if its compensation, theoretically overriding the disdain we endure in its daily accomplishment. Those

The Best Beach Holiday in China

While all of my friends and fellow teachers made winter holiday plans to return to their home countries or travel around Southeast Asia, I had a more limited scope with which to make plans.  While fostering our beautiful daughter, a

The Price is Always Negotiable

While visiting Yangshuo 阳朔 this week, we saw many beautiful sites, both natural and manmade.  We have not yet explored much of China, but this is the prettiest place I’ve seen so far.  Though Chinese, the feel of the town

A Chinese Wedding

Yesterday, we experienced more China firsts when we got to share our friends’ Chinese wedding day with them.  They have been “legally married” one year, but according to my understanding, the receiving of the marriage certificate in China is just