China, Life in Asia

The Upside of Squatting

You haven't really experienced Asia until you've experienced a squat toilet, or a squattie pottie. It's about as glamorous as it sounds! The ceramic toilet bowl [if you're lucky] is embedded in the floor, and you literally squat over it to do your business. It's definitely not what I'm used to, and I could probably… Continue reading The Upside of Squatting

China

Not Suitable for Grammar Girls

So, we've been in China a month now, and I've discovered so much greatness about this country. Delicious food, breathtaking nature, amazing architecture, and incredible history. However, one thing China lacks is adequate English translation.  I've met some great English speakers, so it's quite baffling how poorly signs are being translated to English. I guess… Continue reading Not Suitable for Grammar Girls

China, Inspiration

A Small Woman’s Legacy

In preparing for my trip to China, I wanted to read as much as I could about this nation. I wanted to read biographies and fictional tales. One of my favorite biographies that I read was about Gladys Aylward, a British Christian missionary to China who helped end the tragic foot-binding of women, and became… Continue reading A Small Woman’s Legacy

China, Funny & Weird, Life in Asia

Where Did I Leave My Heels?

Out and about in Beijing has been quite enjoyable. What a busy, bustling city! We’ve seen the sights…the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. I’m captivated by new sights, new smells and new tastes. And of course, as a female traveler, I’m always curious by the fashion in new cities. And Beijing has… Continue reading Where Did I Leave My Heels?