Visions of Old China July 15th 2013 Rainy days in Suzhou...
I had been looking forward to our Suzhou trip for a number of weeks and checked the weather frequently. Therefore, I was quite surprised to find that the forecast had changed dramatically in the hours before our departure; moving from a mere 20%!c(MISSING)hance of showers to a torrential 100%!
Still, we’d booked our train ticket in advance and decided to go ma ... 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
I first came to China as a study abroad student in pre-Olympic Beijing, then returned several months after graduation to travel around the country. I have taught English in Hawaii, Korea, and Guatemala. I completed my MA TESOL in December 2012 and moved to Shanghai.
I love teaching because it incorporates so many interesting elements: art, psychology, problem-solving, linguistics, and cross-cultural communication. I also appreciate that it allows me to spend time in interesting places, to pursue my own language studies, and make connections with others in the fi... full info