The University we teach at is called Zheijang Forestry University and true to its name, there is a lot of forest and natural beauty surrounding it. The campus is landscaped and planted, and trimmed and some spots are amazingly gorgeous.
We spent the first several weeks just exploring the campus and finding all the little nooks and scenic spots. I think we’ve got a lot more to explore though and hopefully we will do some hiking in the mountains that surround the school soon.
The residents of Lin’an, the town we are in, often come to the school in the evening with their family and walk around and use the campus almost like a park.
We’ve been biking a lot and even while zipping around we’ve found scenic pathways and new roads to explore. This campus is huge!
We are also lucky because our apartment is on the edge of campus and next to a small bit of green land that is farmed by teachers and teachers parents.
Sounds like you and Ryan are enjoying yourself. I’m glad all is well. Although I have great concern about your “I hate reading newspapers” comment. Be well.
hey, c’mon you can’t blame me for not wanting to teach Newspaper Reading 4 times a week. I mean, do you want to describe what “Wall Street” is? 😉
Thanks for reading Lou!
Hi neighbors in far away places—
I finally remembered to check in on you–the photos of where you are in China, are beautiful and I am VERY wishful I could have stowed away in one of your suitcases…
I am so happy you made the choice to teach there and leave the cold, chilly, snowy, icy, cold, damp, raw, –of Peterborough behind..
Your house is constantly puffing away with the wood stove burning and I can now actually “see” [your house], since all the leaves are down and weeds are dead.
I really wish you would mention your wonderful neighbors and her friendly dogs in your website (hahahahah)—BTW-Matthew broke his arm in September and is on his 3rd cast–(skateboarding accident)-he’s just about “had it’ with the cast-(it’s his left and he’s a lefty)
Maybe when you come back to our town you can buy my house and I can get out of here and move to where the sun shines every day and I am free of COLD WEATHER!!!!
Take care, enjoy your days and write lots of stuff!!
Diane, Matt, Rosa and Sadie
Hi Diane–thanks for reading! I’m glad to see that our house is staying happy and warm. I don’t want to make you too jealous but it is in the 60’s here right now. 😉 I am so glad that we aren’t back home right now because the cold weather and snow was driving me bonkers as well.
Tell Matthew we hope his arm is better and tell him to be careful!