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Month: January 2018

The Shanghai Metro Experience…With A Four Year Old.

The Shanghai Metro Experience…With A Four Year Old.

I am about ready to just quit taking my kids on the metro. I thought after 6+months in China they would figure out the proper metro etiquette, that they would look around and realize on their own that it’s not a damn party.  But no. That would be too simple. For me, the metro without kids is an experience in and of itself.  I have to take a cab to the closest metro station, then it is a good walk…

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Hangin’ in Hangzhou

Hangin’ in Hangzhou

One of the great things about living in Shanghai is that there is a myriad of travel we can do near the city that has rich history and wonderfully beautiful landscapes. We have also been lucky enough to find wonderful travel companions in our dear friends from New Zealand, the Porters. Our first weekend getaway was in November to nearby Hangzhou. The Porters have warmly welcomed us into their family here in Shanghai and they are wonderful people with warm…

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Way back in October…

Way back in October…

At this very moment I have no tests to grade, no writing to edit, and my next two weeks are planned. It is Saturday and I have a moment…while the kids play together (there is a sword involved, so I’m pretty sure a moment is literally all I have) to update this blog with our not-so-recent adventures. I forgot how busy a new job is. And for those of you who have been following the blog, I am sorry it…

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