New friends and old out to dinner. From right to left: my friend and 21st Ave neighbour, Jacque; myself; Karen a friend of Jacque's who teaches in Zhejiang province; Maggie, Canadian lady teaching in Yancheng and last but not least, the charming Max. Max has been teaching at Yancheng Normal College (equivalent to the college I am at)for the past 21/2 years and speaks almost fluent Chinese. What a bonus for us!
#9 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College-Sensational Suzhou May 15th 2006 Suzhou is one of China's ancient water towns, and is probably Jiangsu's major tourist attraction. It is famous for its classical gardens, silk, freshwater pearls and beautiful women! In recent times, Suzhou is a popular alternative to Shanghai for international companies investing in hi-tech and light industrial manufacturing. It is about 21/2 hrs from Taizhou by bus, and only an hour by train fro ... read more
Asia » China » Jiangsu » Suzhou For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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