Category: China

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An American in China

If you are an American traveling abroad you will face judgement, both good and bad. People will ask you questions, expect answers from you, they will silently judge you, and most of all they will want your opinion of your government. With all the questions I’ve been asked such as: What do you think of ...

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Real Friends

Tsinghua University is arguably one of the best universities in China. Besides its current reputation, the university and its grounds have been subject to the burdens of upheavals, wars, and challenges of China during the 1900s. Nevertheless, it persevered. Every day I wake up and remind myself to do something that will make me remember ...

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Mountains of Immortality

As you can tell from my previous posts. I am an honest story-teller, I don’t shy from the facts and possible gray areas of living abroad. There are many layers to traveling that people tend to shy away from such as loneliness and the struggle of fitting in, mental and physical health, curbing stress and ...

THE SUMMER DAYS ARE GONE…

Most summer days in Beijing I’d tread to work early in the mornings then come home to meet friends to enjoy the freshly polluted air, the sweet bites of bugs, and juice from the watermelon. All of which are gone now that the temperatures have sunk below 10 degrees Celsius. The thrills of meeting new ...

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Toppling the “Great Firewall” of China

  Tech and phones in China, how to overcome the “Great Firewall” of China China relies on smartphones and mobile devices as if their life depends on it. Many people’s lives depend on mobile devices, and the Chinese are no exception. But what applications should you download in advance? And will my mobile phone work ...

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Ending co-op in Beijing. Starting university in Beijing.

I’m home. Were the first words I whispered while bumbling down the plane runway. I returned to Beijing on a new student X2 visa, luggage packed with winter clothes, and a heart longing for the brisk Beijing air. I entered the gates of Tsinghua University for the first time on Wednesday the 12th of September, ...