I love how despite the immense heat, scratchy dryness and travel tiredness, she remained incomparably optimistic, grateful and beautiful.
Every photo I’ve taken has a story of its own, and I love nothing more than to glance through them and remind myself of the fond experiences we’ve had.
The best purchase I’ve made in the last few years has been my Panasonic Lumix TZ70 Camera.
While our first trip, Xi’an, Tianjin, Beijing, Harbin, focused on some of the most famous landmarks in China, the upcoming itinerary will lay great emphasis on exploring one of China’s most iconic cities – Shanghai – and the surrounding area.
Our first lengthy trip in China, and arguably the most memorable. We were able to tick two major destinations off (Xi’an and Beijing), whilst also exploring the lesser known Tianjin. The northern city of Harbin was particularly special, being our home during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
On the 29th July 2017, Menna and I stood proudly in our graduation gowns having just received our degrees – marking an end to our time at Swansea University.
James Cameron’s Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time.
Upon it’s release in 2009, I – being only thirteen years old – was taken back and astounded by the creativity and spectacular visual effects that the film displayed.
Over the past ten months, we have experienced many ups and downs of teaching and indeed living, abroad. Whilst there are some drawbacks (which will be discussed on a separate blog), we firmly believe that the benefits of teaching abroad far outweigh the negatives.
In frustrating yet amusing fashion, she went at snail’s pace towards our desired location; grinning at the determined and panicky faces of Menna and I in her dash mirror.
Arguably the greatest disappointment of a football supporters’ life is that they may end up supporting Manchester United.
Standing side by side, curious eyes would inadvertently dart up and down, from my bare legs to Menna’s hair. Up down. Up down. Up down.
Menna and I agree on very little. She loves selfies, I love seclusion. She loves pineapple on pizza. I love pineapple far from pizza. She insists on dinner before eight. I insist on after eights for dinner.
…the sounds, sights, colours, commuters, food, and fast paced life.
The urge to share and detail our experiences in China was a fundamental reason for setting up this blog. But if you’ve read our previous blog, ‘Last Minute Joe’, then you’ll have realised that we’re six months into our time abroad.