Americans snack on beef jerky. Chinese people snack on chicken feet. After months of living in China and seeing—but never touching—pre-packaged chicken feet on the shelves of every supermarket here, the time has come to sample this oddly popular Chinese snack. … Continue reading →
College ESL is my favorite level to teach because most of the students have already established a firm grasp on the language. The first day of teaching college ESL is important because it sets the tone for the rest of … Continue reading →
Today, I eat freshly prepared tanghulu (糖葫芦), a traditional Chinese street snack made of candied fruit on a stick. Watch this video to see how the street vendor prepares fresh tanghulu, then watch me sample this sweet Chinese treat.
Let’s be honest. As a westerner, living in China vs. Thailand is an unfair fight. Thailand will win any day of the week because it’s geared toward outsiders and China is geared toward the Chinese. But before you totally discount … Continue reading →
Whether you’re a recent college graduate or a 40-something looking to escape from the 9 to 5 life, teaching ESL overseas is a perfect way to travel, experience a new lifestyle and make money all at once. Follow this 7-step … Continue reading →
The 2014 Winter Olympics have relocated from Sochi, Russia to Rizhao, China. Today’s events feature Colombia versus the United States competing in an exciting new winter event you’ve probably never heard of.
If you follow the blog, you know that my trip to Beijing wasn’t all I’d hoped it would be. To add insult to injury, on my last day in the cold grey capital city of China, I was scammed by … Continue reading →
A week ago, I was looking forward to documenting my 5-day vacation in Beijing by creating a short travel video packed with cool shots of the city, travel advice and my personal experiences. That was pretty much my sole purpose for vacationing to Beijing.