Category: Asia

Wednesday Postcard: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Wednesday Postcard: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Hi Everyone! It is Wednesday Postcard time, where we share a favorite image from one of the places we’ve been as a family. Consider it a digital post card, delivered directly to you. In the tradition of an old school snail mail post card, we […]

Living in Shenzhen, how Do You Like It?

Living in Shenzhen, how Do You Like It?

Here’s the short answer: we do like living in Shenzhen, China! As for the detailed answer, read on. Why do you like living in Shenzhen? Shenzhen is a huge city of over 12 million people, but it’s very well developed and easy to navigate. Main […]

Sri Lanka with a Baby

Sri Lanka with a Baby

Our family trip to Sri Lanka was quite an adventure, as well as an affirming experience that we could still explore the world with a baby.

Wednesday Postcard: Nong Khai, Thailand

Wednesday Postcard: Nong Khai, Thailand

A statue of a smiling Buddha at Sala Kaew Ku Park in Nong Khai, Thailand

Wednesday Postcard: Sri Lanka

Wednesday Postcard: Sri Lanka

A cute baby monkey is peeking from behind its mama in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Life in China: How Does China Compare to the USA?

Life in China: How Does China Compare to the USA?

It’s November 2018. We’ve now lived in Shenzhen, China, for more than a year. People often ask us, “How does living in China compare to living in the USA?” or “How does teaching in China compare to teaching in the USA?” So, in this installment […]

Life in China: How does Living in China Compare to Living in the UAE?

Life in China: How does Living in China Compare to Living in the UAE?

Many of you know we started our expatriate lives off teaching overseas in the United Arab Emirates. You maybe wondering the same question we find ourselves asked frequently: “How does living in China compare to living in the UAE?” Or perhaps, “How does teaching in […]

Life in China: How to Shop in Hong Kong

Life in China: How to Shop in Hong Kong

So you moved to Shenzhen, China, and you’re doing well here. It’s a thriving city, isn’t it? But life in Shenzhen is lacking something. The shopping, that’s what it is. You can get some decent imported goods, but there are things from home that you […]

Family Hitchhiking in Malaysia: A True Story

Family Hitchhiking in Malaysia: A True Story

It’s February 2018. The depths of winter; the coldest month of the year. In Russia, we’d have been bundling up in layer after layer to stay warm. In Utah, we’d have been scraping ice off the Volvo windshield before we could go anywhere. In the […]

Life in China: The Art of Not Tanning

Life in China: The Art of Not Tanning

This installment of Life in China is focused on an aspect of Chinese culture that stands as a fairly stark contrast to our American culture. Read on for a bit of insight into how the interesting people of this vast city of Shenzhen, in this […]