Tag Archives: Baixia

Nostalgic Yet?

What we WILL NOT miss about China:

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Picture Tour: Around Nanjing & Anhui

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Two Is Better Than One

On our first date, Ian and I discovered we have the SAME birthday. Same month, same day, same year. I almost choked on my sandwich when the subject came up, spitting grilled cheese crumbs in his face, “You were born on January … Continue reading

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Chalk Dust

It’s a quarter past eight in the morning. I’m on a mission to savor a cup of coffee at the only place around here that serves a strong java without all the sugar and cream, Starbucks. The haze is thick … Continue reading

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Pinching Pennies- Savoring China

When a heaping plateful at our favorite noodle shop costs approximately $1.75 (11 kuai) it’s easy to want to eat out every meal of the day. Food is cheap (with a capital C) and, being in a country with so … Continue reading

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Too Big for China

I saw this coming, but naively I kept my fingers crossed that finding clothes and shoes in China wouldn’t be too challenging. Of course, it’s not exactly easy for me to find things that fit in the United States either, so … Continue reading

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Picture Tour- Around Nanjing

Here are some pictures of recent happenings in Nanjing. I’ve been up and down with a bug and Ian has been traveling with the team the past week, hence our lack of recent blogging. He returned from a trip last … Continue reading

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Chinouflage

In China, if you can’t speak Chinese, and even more important, if you can’t read Chinese, you are fundamentally helpless. Dictionaries are written in pinyin, the transcription of Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, which is helpful when you are … Continue reading

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Golden Week

Today, for some reason, it officially hit me that I am living in China. I was walking down the slippery sidewalk from the subway to the bus stop, weaving in and out of pedestrian traffic, and it hit me. Wow! … Continue reading

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The Princess House & Friends

The long-awaited reveal of our home in China has come. Ladies & Gentlemen…I give you the Princess House.

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