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August 2017 Month in Review

We went into August with no real plans for the month. Nothing booked. By the end of August, we had spent one weekend in Macau, and another in Sanya, a city on Hainan Island off the coast of Southern China. I guess we...

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The China Visa Process, Part III

This article is part of a short series about our journey to obtain our Chinese residency and work visas. We haven’t found great personal resources about what to expect when applying for such visas and went through...

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July 2017 Month In Review

We’re back from a short summer break, and what a difference it makes. It’s nice to leave phones and cameras at home, and just hang out. Over the course of a week in the States, I had plenty of time to...

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While We’re On Vacation

We realized recently that we’ve never taken an actual vacation from this blog. I’d like to say it’s because we’re inspired all the time and our cups runneth over with things to say. Not so, my...

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Adventure in Hangzhou: Work Trip Gone Insane!

If you’re up on Chinese geography, history or culture, you’ve heard of Hangzhou. If you’re like the rest of us mere mortals, there’s only room in your brain for, like, five Chinese cities and...

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Corners of the Internet #27

We normally save these emails, round-ups of our favorite finds from the internet, for the weekend. There’s something about Friday that just really calls for getting lost down an internet rabbit hole, so to...