Leaving China After 14 Months (7.30.18)

After 14 months of interning, studying, and living abroad, I’m finally coming home. The past year in China has by no means been a walk in the park. I had to figure a lot of things out on my own in a foreign country and in a foreign language, from navigating Chinese bureaucracy, negotiating with … Continue reading Leaving China After 14 Months (7.30.18)

2 Morley girls in Beijing & Chengdu

After my semester ended, my sister Sophie came to visit me in China! We started off in Beijing before going southwest to Chengdu, Sichuan, and later going even further west to Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture for some trekking (in a separate post). After our more adventurous experience, we ended with a few days back in … Continue reading 2 Morley girls in Beijing & Chengdu

Winter Break Part II: Chengdu, Sichuan — Gateway to the West

One Week in Chengdu, Sichuan I love what my Lonely Planet China Guidebook says about Sichuan: “Capital Chengdu shows a modern face, but just beyond it’s bustling ring roads you’ll find a more traditional landscape of mist-shrouded, scared mountains, and a countryside scattered with ancient villages and cliffs of carved Buddha’s. Central Sichuan is also … Continue reading Winter Break Part II: Chengdu, Sichuan — Gateway to the West