month in review: the Shenzhen skyline

June 2017 Month In Review

We’ve never officially climbed on the blogging bandwagon that is the monthly update post. This is probably because I could never quite justify an entire post that mostly included things like ‘worked, went to the...

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What’s Saving My Life, Summer 2017 Edition

A few months ago, when life felt very uncertain, I took some time to reflect on all the things in my life that were saving my life. They ranged from my weekly family Skype call to my favorite travel dress. Since then,...

Summer Bucket List: Hong Kong

2017 Summer Bucket List

Last summer was memorable for a lot of reasons. Most obviously, it was our last summer as London residents, and we had a long list of things we wanted to do in the city before leaving for good. Wow –...

China visa process

China Visa Process, Part Deux

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...

Life in China

The First Week of Our New Life in China

For weeks we imagined the moment. It would be evening in Shenzhen, China, our epic journey around the world finally complete. The blast from the fiercely air-conditioned hotel would shock us out of a steamy, jet-lagged...