Category: Advice for Living Abroad

Winter in Chengdu

Winter in Chengdu has now arrived! In most parts of the world, it is already there and it has definitely graced Chengdu, China with its presence! Cold air, chilly walks, and bitter wind abound—winter is about the same here as it is everywhere else in the world.

A Weekend in Taipei: Adventurous and Active

A weekend in Taipei can be spent doing many different kinds of activities. Taipei is one of the most modern cities in Asia and attracts an average of 3 million tourists a year with it’s great food scene, night markets, contemporary-yet-traditional architecture and design, and natural beauty.

Visiting a Doctor in Taiwan

Visiting a doctor in Taiwan is quite different to what we are used to at home. Before going in depth about the doctors in Taiwan, something needs to be said first. Taiwan has one of the best national healthcare systems I’ve experienced, especially coming from America.

Being Adaptable in Korea

Being adaptable in Korea is essential. When I first moved here, I was really nervous about making new friends. I lived in the smallest state in America, Rhode Island. Moving halfway across the world with just my husband was not only adventurous but nerve racking at the same time.

Support for ESL Teachers

Support for ESL teachers thinking of going away to teach English in a new country is vital to helping a person make that big step into this grand new adventure. So who was there to help me? and how can I do my bit to help others?

Air Pollution in China

Air pollution in China is something that you have probably heard stories about. It is common knowledge that places in China have particularly bad air pollution levels which can be very off-putting for some people.

Sports in Taiwan

There are many sports in Taiwan that you can get involved in. As a country that heavily focuses on education over sports, which can be a hard concept to grasp for my fellow Americans, but children often do not participate in organized sports like we may be used to. Despite this fact, however, there are still many ways to play sports and find ways to stay active in Taiwan.

Six Things That Surprised Me in Mainland China

When living abroad, there are no shortages to surprises! It seems there has been a new surprise to me in mainland China every day. Here are a couple I have noticed that stand out and happen more frequently than others.