Well here I am finally with the beginning of my fantastic 5 or so month adventure back to Oz after leaving Taizhou on June 17. I have set myself a challenge to reduce my carbon foot print as much as possible by travelling mainly by train. Originally, I had allowed myself just one flight and that is for my final leg from San Diego to Brisbane. However, my plan to take a "cheap" passage with a con... Read Full Entry
This blog was started in 2006 when I embarked on a new life adventure teaching English in China. It was a wonderful, enriching and enlightening experience. Many of you came on this journey with me.
For those of you who are searching for more meaning and satisfaction in your life and feel that teaching languages overseas might fit the bill, I enthusiastically encourage you to take up the challenge as I did nine years ago. You will never regret it. In fact you will probably say "Why didn't I do this years ago?"
I then began a journal of my journey home to Australia- the long way round! U... full info
Erlian 4My hotel sporting it's trilingual signage. Most businesses in Erlian have Chinese script, Mongolian Cyrillic and Sanskrit giving a hint of its historical past. In addition the hotel had its name in Pinyin (romanized Chinese) as well- so I guess that makes it a fourth language!
Erlian 5Local railway station was just across the street. Very convenient- especially with all my luggage!
Erlian 6This Mongolian restaurant is apparently famous for its food, but Alex and I preferred to eat at the simple outside BBQ cafes just around the corner. (Sorry, photos didn't turn out!)
Zaamin Uud 1Porters ready to transport the traders goods at Zaamin Uud.
Zaamin Uud 2Even in this tiny place, there's a KTV (Karaoke) lounge!