What You Don’t Know About Jade

One of the most valuable things you can find in China is Jade. For thousands of years in China it has been used as parts of jewelry, art, and architecture. In most of China it is recognized as more valuable than diamonds or gold. But where does Jade come from? What makes it so valuable? … Continue reading What You Don’t Know About Jade

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5 Bizarre Beauty Trends in China

We all know that beauty trends and people’s perception of beauty differs around the world, and China is no exception to this. During my time in China I noticed a few of the beauty trends that are popular today. You may have heard of some of them, you may have even tried some, but there … Continue reading 5 Bizarre Beauty Trends in China

The Misty Yellow Mountains Call

When it’s ‘Tolkien’ worthy stone peaks and tangled forests are swathed in ethereal veils of mist, Huangshan’s tranquil vistas easily place it into China’s ‘Top Five’ list of places to visit. If you’re the next Bear Grylls or even the next Betty White, Huangshan takes in all kinds. Take the westerns steps 15km through majestic … Continue reading The Misty Yellow Mountains Call

School Spotlight: Zhenjiang High School

What’s better than teaching a bunch of adorable little Kindergartners? Teaching High School students who actually understand you! High School students are able to sit in a chair for the entire class, have an attention span greater than half of a second, and they already know decent English which makes teaching them a lot easier! … Continue reading School Spotlight: Zhenjiang High School

School Spotlight: Luoyang No. 2 Foreign Language Primary School

Your school is located in a great part of Luoyang and you'll be teaching an amazing age! Primary-aged kids are full of so much energy and are always excited to see you. Don't be surprised if you ever get ambushed by 30 kids trying to hug you! No. 2 Foreign Language Primary School Located in … Continue reading School Spotlight: Luoyang No. 2 Foreign Language Primary School

Four Facts You Don’t Need to Know About China

Four Random Facts About China: 1. Potty Training and Slitty Pants: The Chinese have potty training down to a fine art. They start training the kids to do their business to the sound of a whistle at just a few months old. By their first birthday they're practically potty trained. Relatedly, most children's pant seams aren't sewn … Continue reading Four Facts You Don’t Need to Know About China

School Spotlight: Runzhou Youth and Children’s Palace

The school is located within walking distance of the banks of the Yangtze River. The city center, shopping malls, grocery stores and parks are all very easy to get to, whether you are riding a bike, walking or taking the bus. Runzhou Youth and Children's Palace         Located in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. (The … Continue reading School Spotlight: Runzhou Youth and Children’s Palace