Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekly Highlight Reel

Transitions are hard and my year has been lived in transition. It took me a little while to adjust to living in China, but over the past month or so I really feel like I'm settling down into a routine. Of course there are good weeks, bad weeks, great days and crummy days (just like back home), but I am really comfortable with calling China my home. I've made connections and expanded my network of people and acquainted myself with my local city. I'm finally finishing my first semester of teaching and looking forward to my upcoming vacation. Even though I have a terrible cold that I just can't kick, this week has been very productive and rewarding.    

Forbidden City

Here's a look at the highlights from my week:
  1. Booked my airplane ticket to Cambodia for winter break
  2. Ate hotpot for the first time
  3. Woke up to the first snowfall of the season
  4. Took a day trip to Beijing with a visit to the National Museum and Forbidden City
  5. Had a traditional Chinese dinner at Jasmine Restaurant
  6. Bought my train ticket to Chengdu in January
  7. Dinner out with a friend on Friday night
  8. Leaving today to spend the weekend in the countryside
What made your week memorable?


  1. I'm so jealous of your adventure. What a crazy year, but it looks so worth it. The most memorable moment from last week would be Saturday night, we got dressed up and went into Boston for Mike's company holiday party! It was held at a beautiful hotel, we had a great time!

    1. I'm so glad you had fun! I love holiday parties. I think that's the part I'll miss the most about being away for the holidays. You're so right. My year has been crazy, but in the end totally worth it!