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Current home: Beijing, China

 Making a life in a new country is hard. Making a life in a new country that also has a vastly different culture is both hard and exciting. Beijing is not for the light hearted. They say if you can live in Beijing, You can live anywhere in the world... 

Stay tuned as I try to thrive in Beijing, rather than just survive... 

Archived Posts About China

 Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China 

The funny thing about living abroad is no matter how hard you fight it, your body and mind will adjust to wherever you are.

Things which once felt foreign and confusing become second nature.

A life that was once uncomfortable, becomes comfortable.

People are adaptable, no matter how different the culture is.

Moving to China is...


I love living in Beijing.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The fact that I love Beijing, has also surprised me.

I moved here from a rural village in Canada of 550 people. I am used to a much quieter way of life and far cleaner air. In fact, I don't like cities at all. Somehow though, this is my second year calling Beijing home and I just signed on for a third...


Believe it or not, China not only has the Great Wall and pollution days... but white sand beaches and palm trees...


What is life in China REALLY like as an expat? Learn how one Canadian Laowai (foreigner) thrives in Beijing rather than just barely surviving.


One of the gates to the Old Summer Palace. Located across the street from my place of work.

Well folks, I made it! Today is day 12 and not only am I still alive, I'm still smiling. Trust me, I'm as impressed as you hopefully are, and if you could experience the traffic here, you'd be even more impressed that I haven't been hit by anything or anyone (*knock on wo...


A New Chapter

In exactly 9 days, I will pack my entire life into a suitcase (or more realistically, two), say farewell to family & friends, and say goodbye to my quiet outdoor-based lifestyle in rural British Columbia, Canada. Where am I going, you might ask? This girl is moving to Beijing, China! 

Yes, you read that right...China, as i...

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