“Keep the general goal in sight while tackling daily tasks.” – Chinese Proverb That’s what I was thinking the whole way down from where we started at Avatar National Park in Zhangjiajie (where the “Avatar” movie was filmed).
“New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Shanghai doesn’t even sit down, and not just because there is no room.” – Patricia Marx What can I say about Shanghai other than it has 50.000 % more colour than Beijing, 60 % more night lights, and the Bund.
”One of my students realized he could clap too, like I do when I want them to be quiet. That was the moment the line between student and teacher got wiped out… This kid… His face… It was like he… like almost FERAL.” – Joshua Cremer How do I sum up five months living and … Continue reading Teach and Travel China (TTC)
“Building the Great Wall thousands of workers suffered; when will the end be of Meng Jiang’s lonely crying.” Chinese Proverb I have finally seen the Great Wall of China with my own eyes… Some in my group found it underwhelming. I didn’t.
“The journey is my home.” – Muriel Rukeyser February 26th 2020 I had officially been travelling for three years straight. My “Round the World Adventure” was drawing to a close and even though I was incredibly happy (and a little proud) that I managed my stated goal of travelling full time for three years, the … Continue reading YEAR 3 :: My last year of travel
“All fear has much imagination and little talent.” – Colombian proverb I like to commemorate my travel anniversary: February 26th. First year I did a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam, a bucket list item. My second year I was working in China so I didn’t get much choice (we had a night … Continue reading COLOMBIA :: GUATAPÉ & Pablo Escobar’s Bombed Out Hacienda
AK: “I want to go, but I guess I can’t afford it.” Christin: “Hold my beer.” Being a huge fan of both films in general and Oahu in general I wanted to go do the Kualoa Ranch tour, but decided not to as it was really expensive and I’d already done the Hawaii Five-O Tour. … Continue reading Hawaii :: Kualoa Ranch
“It was Tolarno. You know that hotel on Fitzroy Street.” – The Secret Life of Us I went to Melbourne for two reasons: to see Jess again and to check out locations from “The Secret Life of Us“.
“If you want to know where the Great Wall is, it’s at the bottom of people’s hearts.” – Chinese Proverb It means: if the people make a concerted effort, and their wills unite like the Great Wall, the people will overcome all troubles together. Other than that, this post isn’t about Chinese proverbs or uniting … Continue reading The Great Wall Mutianyu – Second visit
“It’s important to be comfortable with uncertainty.” – Xiaolu Guo I stayed in Beijing for two weeks preparing for my teaching assignment and during that time I checked off several bucket list items. The Forbidden City was nr. 2. The Forbidden City was designed to be the centre of the ancient, walled city of Beijing. … Continue reading The Forbidden City