Arrival and My Hutong August 15th 2010 I've wanted to visit Beijing even before I thought about teaching in China. So I'm finally making the trip, determined to make the most of it and go all out. Everything about this place is big, even the winding hutong neighborhoods.
I fell asleep on the train while watching the shadows of mountains fade into others. We were constantly passing picturesque blue lakes, the sun reflecting off o ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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
After years of aimlessly plugging away 9 to 5, and having people continuously ask me what I really want to do with my life (while offering some good and not so good suggestions), I've taken a bold step in this adventure called life, and I'm teaching English in Asia. I started out in Shenzhen, China, moved on to Guangzhou, then Bangkok, Thailand, rural Malaysia, and now Kuala Lumpur. I also travel around Asia and enjoy sharing those stories as well.
This is not an undertaking for just anyone, as my friends assure me. I documented the ups and downs of my preparati... full info