A Lost Temple

A Lost Temple

While we are certainly adjusting to life in Lixian, one thing that has been disappointing is the lack of sightseeing there is to do. This is definately not a tourist area, this is just China. So if you want to go sightseeing at temples, statues, gardens, and pagodas, this is not the place to be. …

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A fun day

A fun day

So we have been finding more and more weird little fun things to do in town. In the huge pedestrian market we found an indoor skating rink on the top floor. It has been years since I’ve gone skating, but thankfully, a very nice young man helped me get the hang of it. *grins* Unfortunately, …

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Our first big purchase.

Our first big purchase.

A.K.A. I help send my Mother to an early grave. So we got our first payment, and debated on our first major purchase. We figure if we stay in Li Xian for two years, the cost of bus fare and taxi rides back home would end up being very costly in the long term. So …

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Wednesday was Mid-Autumn Festival. I’d hoped to get some pictures of what goes on in town for the Festival, but the weather played against us for that. In the space of 24 hours we went from a heat index of 105 to a wind chill of 56. High winds rolled in ahead of the cold …

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Things to take with you to China

Things to take with you to China

So if you decide you’re going to go to China for any good length of stay, here is a list of what to pack and bring with you. 1) Clothes. I know this goes without saying, but if you are going to China because you will working there, bring atleast a weeks worth of clothing …

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Other Intersting Blogs

Other Intersting Blogs

Seveal other people in our Buckland Orientation Class have also started their own travel blogs. I have included links on the side of the page and will add more links as I get them. But if enjoy Two Americans in China, you might enjoy reading their adventures as well. Katie’s apartment is literally a room …

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The Story of the Apartment

The Story of the Apartment

So, I think most people did not believe me at first when I tried to explain just how bad the apartment was when we got here. It was literally unlivable. Now I realize that I was exhausted and in a bit of shock when we first saw it, so I waited about half an hour …

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Oh look, a blog post..

Oh look, a blog post..

So for the last week we’ve been having our apartment remodeled, which meant living in the not so nice apartment for a while. While work was going on, our internet was turned off, and it took a few days after being finished for the service to be restored. But we’re back now, and just about …

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Two Scoops of Peppers in Every Bowl

Two Scoops of Peppers in Every Bowl

One of the things that folks kept telling us is that we’d be losing weight over here. This would be true if every meal the school lunch room made wasn’t smothered in peppers. Now before you think you’d be able to handle it, think of it a different way. Your food will be spicy, you …

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So what’s next to break?

So what’s next to break?

Its been a rough few days. So far we get one thing fixed and then something else breaks down. First the washer faucet broke, then after getting that fixed we discovered the A/C in our bedroom had a big leaking problem. We learned this after putting one of Amanda’s bags under it so that everything …

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