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)
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
Second semester is in full swing here at Peking University, and it's much different than first semester. After I returned to Beijing from my winter break travels, the city was basically abandoned, since most people returned to their hometowns to celebrate Chinese New Year. I didn't really do anything festive to ring in the Year … Continue reading 2nd Semester at PKU & Tianjin Trip
..and by Tibet, I mean the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Technically, I’ve already been on the Tibetan Plateau for a bit while in Xining, and there are Tibetan regions as well, such as Amdo & Kham, which are partly in Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu, & Yunnan Provinces. Nevertheless, I have always dreamed of visiting Tibet, and … Continue reading Winter Break Part IV – Tibet & Mount Everest!
Fall has officially come & gone in Beijing (seriously, it's already winter in the lunar calendar -- although central heating won't turn on for another few days). For the last month or so, school has been simultaneously picking up pace and normalizing. It's that mid-semester lull where I can't tell if a lot is happening … Continue reading Fall in Beijing: Politics, Midterms, & Yellow Leaves
Our first month of school is officially behind us! I'm finally settled in for the most part, evidenced by my official Beijing residence permit and my new electric scooter for commuting to/from school (super cheap & convenient). Other highlights of the first month included: befriending a bunch of Korean exchange students in some of our … Continue reading National Holiday in Inner Mongolia & Shanxi Province