Spring Travels June 30th 2014 On top of Tiger Hill in Suzhou is a very old pagoda that was built in the tenth century. Over a thousand years later, it remains aloft, though it leans considerably to one side. Because of its tilt, no one is allowed to venture in. Instead, it’s boarded off and peaceful. There are trees and moss growing on the stone walls and it is surrounded by a leafy courtyard with benches and picnic tables.
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Asia » China » Zhejiang » Hangzhou 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