China

Class is Over, Time to Hit the Road

Final exams have been given, grades submitted, and lots of selfies with students have been taken. The semester, and subsequently the school year, is finished! Boom. Add another notch to the belt. Year seven complete. So what to do now with my 2 months of freedom? Well, when you live Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Suddenly I Hate Xiamen

So you know how I was living in this bubble of perfect days, with perfect friends and perfect food and perfect fun? Well, that bubble just popped. No, my friends are still fun and amazing, the food is off-the-charts delicious and everyday has a million fun activities. But now I Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

I’m on a Podcast

OMG, I was interviewed and now I’m officially on a podcast! I haven’t been brave enough to listen to it, but hopefully you don’t hate hearing my voice as much as I do, so feel free to have a listen. It was supposed to be a quick half-hour interview but Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Summer’s Officially Over

School starts on monday and I can’t say I’m totally psyched about it. Summer seemed to be gearing up instead of winding down when I had to leave my temporary home in the city of Hangzhou and come back to Lin’an. I know I seem to be saying this after Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Welcoming the Hangzhou Subway

Way back 4 years ago, when I first came to China, Hangzhou was beginning to build a subway. Very late to the party, Hangzhou is really the last major Chinese city without a subway. And due to China’s legendary building prowess, the subway was expected to be finished in a Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Taking Advantage of Big City Culture

I’ll admit for the most part I like living in small cities rather than big ones. Big cities, especially in China, have just too many people and too many cars. But there are some things I’m really enjoying about living in Hangzhou. The cool cafes for one (I’ve whiled away Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

My New Roomie!

Yep, for the first time since college I have a roomie again. I’m moving to the big city of Hangzhou and shacking up with my friend Jason. I wrote about him  a few times on my blog already. We met a mere 7-months ago but it feels like much, much Read more…

By Becky, ago