Legal Intern: Life in the Hutongs!

Legal Intern: Life in the Hutongs!

hu·tong [ˈho͞otäNG] NOUN 1. A narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially Beijing. Throughout my stay here in China, I will be living in a Hutong within Central Beijing. Most apartments in this area do not contain bathrooms...
Beijing by Bike and the Art of Making Dumplings

Beijing by Bike and the Art of Making Dumplings

Being an au pair with ImmerQi has brought me to Beijing and being new to the city I purchased the Lonely Planet Guide and have been using it as my trusty companion for the last three weeks. Subsequently, I decided to write about my experiences of the book’s...
Life as an Au Pair in Beijing!

Life as an Au Pair in Beijing!

Au Pair in China: First Week in Beijing My first week as an au pair in Beijing with ImmerQi has involved green tea ice cream, fermented egg, and countless imaginary tea parties. The little girl I au pair for is aged just four but her English skills are far superior to...
Top 5 Things to Do and See in ZhangJiaJie!

Top 5 Things to Do and See in ZhangJiaJie!

China recently celebrated the Tomb Sweeping festival which is a national holiday where people pay respects to their ancestors and burn objects like money, cars, and clothes made from paper so that they can enjoy them in the afterlife. Our school was closed for a week...
Adventure Train Ride in China: Guangzhou to Shanghai!

Adventure Train Ride in China: Guangzhou to Shanghai!

Adventure Train Ride in China: Guangzhou to Shanghai! Have you ever felt this urgent need to just hop on an airplane and see something completely different? I definitely have! That’s probably one of the main reasons why I joined the teach and travel program here in...
Au Pair: How We Raised More Than RMB 10,000 This Year!

Au Pair: How We Raised More Than RMB 10,000 This Year!

While being an Au Pair in China, or most other countries as well, you often get the pleasure of enjoying whimsical adventures and other, more quiet outings. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a major yearly charity event. The charity...
Au Pair: My Treetop Gliding Adventure with Ally!

Au Pair: My Treetop Gliding Adventure with Ally!

What is Tree Top Gliding? Treetop gliding is human natures way of flying like a bird. Free until you reach the end of the line and your feet fight to find stability. Many times I ended the glide with sand in my pants because my feet failed me! “I was like a swan- sort...
Au Pair: A Day Trip to the Hutongs with My Au Pair Kid

Au Pair: A Day Trip to the Hutongs with My Au Pair Kid

THE HUTONGS TRIP: If you are lucky enough to get placed with a family that encourages you to explore your surrounding areas you will find that often you’re able to take your child with you on these adventures. I am allowed to take my girl, Ally, out every Sunday...