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red lantern during Chinese New Year

Preparing for Chinese New Year

I apologize for my lack of blog posts for the past few weeks. I have been under the weather, and pretty badly so. My blog may seem a little outdated…

Blake holds a crab; crab on plate

Sushi, Sashimi, and Shrimp at the Shangri La

Because Chinese New Year officially begins on 2.18.2015, many of our new friends are preparing to fly home for the holiday. As a treat and a thank-you from the YMCA,…

Chengdu from balcony; group of friends

Chengdu: The Real City That Never Sleeps

Sleep? What’s that? This past week has been a busy one with all the hustle and bustle surrounding the ongoing Spring Festival festivities and the highly anticipated Chinese New Year!…

Blake teaches an older lady English

Finding Community in Lianhua

  Every Tuesday and Thursday for the past two weeks, Hannah and I have been instructing English at the YMCA/YWCA Lianhua Community Center. Our projects have mostly been directed towards…

One of the classes that Barbara teaches in China

How to Toboggan Down the Great Wall of China

Sorry that it has been so long since my last blog. It’s not easy to find spare time these days! Between teaching, homework, exploring, and sleeping, I have little time…

Stone statue of a lion at the Chengdu water shrine

Let the Teaching Begin!

Hey guys! This last week has been quite the eventful one for me. I not only taught my first class EVER, but learned what the next three months of my…

Ni Hao, Chengdu!

Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Brown and I’ve recently completed my first week here in Chengdu, China. I’m studying the history of China before and after 1911, while also…