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Only in America

We’re getting down to the home stretch on moving to China. We’re working hard to get things done now because we know that time is running out. I’ve got a bunch of things on order that I’m expecting in the mail including our visas, some business software, and a years Read more…

By Becky, ago
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Is a Year a Long Time?

When I tell people that we will probably be gone for a year they are always shocked and say something along the lines of, “That’s a really long time.” But is it? I’m not so sure. Originally, when I was just dreaming about this trip, I did think a year Read more…

By Becky, ago
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The Hardest Goodbye

Call me cold-hearted but I’m not going to miss much when I’m gone. I’ll see my house, my cats, my friends and family soon enough. In fact, I’m looking forward to not seeing them all for awhile. Part of the fun of traveling is getting away from the familiar places Read more…

By Becky, ago
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One Month and 14 Days

As of today we have one month and 14 days till our plane takes off. On one hand this summer is flying by (I have so much to do!) on the other hand, it’s a slow, painful crawl. Last month I got laid off from my job, but I was Read more…

By Becky, ago
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How to Afford Traveling

When we originally started planning on moving to China, there was one giant obstacle in our way: money. We’ve never made much money and pretty much spend what we made on our bills and living expenses. Since I work freelance, I don’t have vacation days so even if we go Read more…

By Becky, ago
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Buying Travel Insurance

Today I took one baby step closer to moving to China. I bought travel insurance! Now some people might think that was silly, especially as the school we will be teaching at will provide us with health insurance while were in China, but I feel relieved. I’m not so worried Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Why China?

Last week, at lunch, a friend of mine asked a questioned in a way that no one else had, despite months of planning, saving, and talking about it. “Why China?”

By Becky, ago