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The 3 phases of living abroad

CHINA | Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | Views [885]

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Tags: culture shock, living abroad

My experience teaching in China...

CHINA | Saturday, 11 Jun 2011 | Views [5037] | Comments [2]

This blog is all about my experience teaching here in Shanghai, China. I’m sure living and teaching in Shanghai is a lot different than the experiences that others have teaching in smaller cities in China, because here we have so many of the Western ... Read more >

Tags: shanghai, teach english in china, teach english to kids, teaching, teaching esl, teaching in china, teaching jobs, tefl, tesol

Now I'm getting excited!

CHINA | Saturday, 12 Mar 2011 | Views [2933] | Comments [2]

Hello world! I am so pumped to be writing today.   This time it is for an entirely different reason.   I have spent the last 4 days hardly leaving our little apartment…I know, can’t you see why I’m so excited? Reason being is ... Read more >

Tags: esl teaching, teaching abroad, teaching english, teaching english in china, teaching in china, teachingnomad.com

Photos: Home Sweet Home

CHINA | Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Our new apartment!
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Settling In For A While

CHINA | Saturday, 5 Mar 2011 | Views [1732] | Comments [3]

It has been quite a while since I’ve written anything on our blog so I figure that now that Brett is off mountain biking and I don’t have work for a few hours that now would be a good chance to get caught up. Everything has been a whirlwind ever ... Read more >

Tags: apartment, china, disney, itsuki, pearl tower, pudong international airport, punjabi, shanghai, teaching, the bund

Photos: First week in Shanghai

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery

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One adventure ends...another begins!

USA | Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | Views [1464] | Comments [1]

Must have been 3 or 4 weeks since our last post. I think we really tried to push ourselves to the max during our transition time from South America to China…and make the most of it we did! I write to you today from our hotel room in ... Read more >

Tags: austin, carnaval, china, denver, ice climbing, juan in a million, rio de janeiro, samba school, shanghai

Photos: Austin & Colorado

USA | Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery

Our 2 week visit home between Latin America & China
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Photos: Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | Photo Gallery

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I Think I Found My Second Home

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | Views [1605] | Comments [2]

Stepping off the bus in Iguazu falls was like being back in Central America…we were back in the rainforest…hot and humid baby! We hauled our stuff about 10 blocks to a hostel named STOP, owned by the same people as PAX ... Read more >

Tags: apartamento, argentina, brazil, florianopolis, humidity, iguazu, surfing

Photos: Florianopolis

BRAZIL | Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

Beautiful island off Brazil's Atlantic coast.
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Photos: Iguazu falls

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

Massive network of waterfalls on the Argentina - Brazil border
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One Less Thief on the Streets...

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 29 Jan 2011 | Views [1179] | Comments [3]

The last blog left off when we were walking around Puerto Madero. We were pretty tired and only had a little of time before our bus ride so it was hard for us to decide whether we should go to La Boca or not. Eventually we decided to ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, camera, la boca, robbery, safe, soccer, stadium, tango

Fernet and Coke, Anyone?

ARGENTINA | Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | Views [2309] | Comments [1]

Buenos Aires is one of the parts of the trip that I had been looking forward to the most, because I had such great memories of the city from the last time I visited. The last time I came to visit my friend Kim and we spent about a week in the ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, buenos aires, el bagual, fernet, palermo, parrilla, pax hostel, puerto madero, recoleta, san telmo

The C on the shower knob stands for Caliente!

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | Views [1695] | Comments [1]

Hello world! Those of you following the last segment know that we have just finished reading about our amazing 5 day trek through Torres del Paine…what an amazing experience! Getting from there to our next destination of Puerto Madryn ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, elefantes marino, gambling, penguins, peninsual valdes, reserva faunistica, sea lions

Photos: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 22 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Mar Del Plata

ARGENTINA | Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

Big time beach destination on Argentina's Atlantic coast.
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Photos: Peninsual Valdes - Reserva Faunistica

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

Marine life nature reserve near Puerto Madryn on Argentina's Atlantic coast
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Torres Del Paine - Our five day trek through Patagonia

CHILE | Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | Views [3626] | Comments [2]

After El Chalten we headed to El Calafate to see Perito Moreno, the famous glacier in the area. We’d already gotten a recommendation from the couple we met in El Chalten who said that the best way to enjoy the glacier was with a bottle of wine ... Read more >

Tags: chile, cuernos, hiking, hotel las torres, italiano, los guardos, patagonia, torres del paine, trekking, w circuit

Photos: Torres del Paine

CHILE | Sunday, 2 Jan 2011 | Photo Gallery

W Circuit - 5 day trek
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