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A guy once tried to stab me in China—Shanghai, to be specific. No kidding, he pulled out a pocketknife and made multiple swings towards my head. And in all honestly, it was partly my fault.
I can't believe I've finally visited China's dopest mountain! And no, I'm not referring to Huangshan "Yellow Mountain" or even Zhangjiajie's "Avatar" Mountain—I've been to both of those too. I'm talking about China's Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, or most famously called, "Rainbow Mountains".
My mixed martial arts (MMA) coach taught me a valuable lesson today. It was nearing the end of class and not a second after setting a timer for 3 minutes of Jiu-jitsu rolling—he was my partner—I'd request that we start from the ground and on our knees, which is a common neutral starting position in a match. I sprained a big toe in the 2 weeks prior and didn't want to risk bringing on more pain by beginning in a stand up position with takedowns. Silly me.
Have you seen DC Comic's Justice League movie yet? Well I have, and best of all, I saw it in China, my home of the past 6 years. Here's a look at what it's like to catch Justice League in China!
Ah, Chinese food--you just got a love it! It's tasty, it's colorful, it's healthy, it's jam-packed with a variety of aromas, and it heavily incorporates influences of China's longstanding history, culture, and traditions.
I had the chance to visit Yunnan's Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with a friend during Golden Week 2017 in China, and boy was it one hell of an adventure. Here's a short recap of our trip and a few tips for your own journey in Yunnan:
After nearly 6 years of living in China, I can't believe that I've just finally gotten around to spending at least thirty minutes to an hour each day exercising. Well, sort of.
Teach English in China: Choosing Between a School, Kindergarten, English Training Center or 1-1 Tutoring
You did it. You've finally chosen China as your intended destination to teach English abroad but you're still unsure about which situation—school, kindergarten, training center, or tutor—will be most suitable for your schedule and role as an ESL teacher. Well, let’s take a brief look at what you can expect:
I really do not know why I don't read more. I really should. I guess I just fit in with most people in the world that rarely do the beneficial things they ought to be to doing to live a much more mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy life.
I was working as an English teacher for a training center in China. On one particular day I had prepared my classroom half an hour before class and returned 10 minutes later as parents rolled in with their children—ages 4 to 6—as was the normal process.
Why Touring Yunnan's Lijiang Ancient Town & Tiger Leaping Gorge During China's Golden Week Was the Best Trip Ever
I came. I saw. I conquered. I toured Yunnan Province's Lijiang city during China's October National Holiday week and it turned out to be one of my best trips ever!
Thinking of teaching English in China but aren't sure about which city is the right place for you to live and work in? Well, check out my list of the 15 most popular cities to teach English in while in China.
My first week teaching English in China was very interesting, to say the least. I arrived on Friday, January 13th, and to my surprise, would start teaching by the next Tuesday. Oh China, how I love thee! But let's backtrack a little.
My first experience as an ESL teacher in Seoul, South Korea was a blast, hands down. However, this time around my eyes were set on teaching English in Japan, specifically in Tokyo.
Teaching English in Seoul was a blessing for two reasons: For one, it was an exciting travel adventure and I was exploring this popular South Asian region like I've always wanted.
So, you want to teach English abroad? Trust me, as an English as a second language teacher, or ESL teacher, in China of more than 5 years I know that it's not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, there's so much to consider, right? There's leaving your family and friends behind, adapting to a new culture, job and financial security, safety in your destined city, and overall, starting a new life and being on your own in a foreign land.
So, you’re considering teaching English abroad. You’ve thought about moving to popular regions in South Asia like South Korea, Thailand and Japan, but you’re not sure about which is the best place for you. And low and behold, you’ve skipped over one of the most exciting major players in the region: What about becoming an ESL teacher in China?
Moving to China, or any country for that matter, and adjusting to cultural differences can be a very daunting process if you're not well prepared for the significant changes of lifestyle that lie ahead. To help make your journey as smooooth as possible, here's my list of 15+ things to know & watch out for before moving to China.
Day 4 in Sydney. The BIG day. Why the big day? Because not only had I booked a reservation with Sydney Seaplanes for a 15-minute flight over the city, but I'd also hitch a ride on a 3 hour whale watching adventure out in the Pacific. Man, Sydney was just that awesome!
Day 3 in Sydney. Here's a fact: It's a sin to leave Australia without hitting the beach. No seriously, you will go to Hell and there's just nothing you can do about it.
I couldn't believe it, I finally made it to Sydney! It was Day 2, and after a tiresome debacle at the airport in the previous day, I woke up excited and ready to explore Australia's most famous city.
Ahh, Sydney, Australia, have you been? It was the next stop on my “F**k It” world tour. Wait, what? That's right, my "F**k it" world tour. It was the first time in my life where I'd successfully completed a contract with my job, saved a ton of money, and said "F**k it, I'm going to spend the next 3 months traveling wherever I want, when I want, and nothing could stop me."
Did you know that Dubai’s Palm Islands are a collection of 3 artificial islands—Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira, and Palm Jebel Ali—shaped like palm trees with a crescent on top? Seriously, here’s how they appear from space:
Day 3 in Dubai kicked off with an afternoon ride on the Blue Line of the Big Bus Tour, which covered Dubai Marina and the city’s Tallest Block.
It was Day 2 in Dubai, and I discovered that the city had its very own “hop on/hop off” Big Bus Tour **Yeahhhhh** I firmly believe that bus tours are one of the best ways to not only explore top attractions across a travel destination, but are also a fantastic way to view and get a feel of the city’s landscape. And here... we... go!