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Corners of the Internet #26

Good morning and 早上好! Today is Friday and it’s been one of those weeks when every day feels like Friday, but then, cruelly, isn’t. I swear, on Tuesday I woke up thinking it was Friday.  But here we...

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...

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The Great East Coast Road Trip of 2017

Whelp. We’ve done it again. East coast road trip? Check! Over 16 days this month we criss-crossed the bulk of the mid-to-east United States. We just did the math. It was a journey of 2,500 miles, twelve states, 17...

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Corners of the Internet #25

Two days ago, we were in Maine. We used to live there, and love visiting at much as possible. Because our Chinese visas were on track and we just had a few precious days left in the States, we thought Maine would be a...

stress

When Life is Stressful, Just Hit the Road

Every so often, I write an article on this website that is mainly just for me. This one about packing up our flat in London is a good example. And this one about Basil’s 10th birthday. While I like a good online...

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Our Chinese Visa Application Process – Part 1

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...