Shanghai, known as the “Pearl of the East”, a city of affluence, a city of success, a meld of eastern and western cultures. Just a few months into living in China I decided that was the life I wanted, I wanted a Shanghai life…
Tag: "Living in China"
In China the art of scamming is taken to a whole new level. Picking out the scam artists from the everyday folk is a difficult task! How do I know…I’ve been scammed!!!
After the exploding toilet incident and power failure I was hoping that was all the apartment had install for me…Alas it was not!!!
Do you want to see what my day is like teaching 5 very enthusiastic, loud, sometimes badly behaved children!?? Maybe I will regret putting a video of me doing the chicken dance while wearing a paper sombrero on the internet, but hey that’s what I do in my lessons!!!
Living in China, I often find myself in situations when I start to wonder how I’ve survived living here for this long speaking such minimal Mandarin. But that’s where being a being a mime conversationalist is my saving grace.
By popular demand I have added a new section to my blog called the “The Unlikely Adventuress”.This is the humorous (well that’s up to you) sarcastic side of my travels and adventures in my everyday life.
Cheap clothes, really cheap clothes, I must have been dreaming. That was until I was rudely awoken by the shop assistant telling me I could not try on that really cute dress!
The Great Wall of China, the star of epic historical tales and one of the seven wonders of the medieval world. I thought it would be a nice easy stroll. How wrong I was!!!
I love living in China. I’m surrounded by fascinating quirks everyday that feed my curiosity for culture. The contrast of my neighbourhood is both astounding and interesting. I feel so privileged to live here, see it and experience this whole other life.