Ok, let me catch my breath. I feel jetlagged, but within the same time zone, hah! This past week has been crazy. I’ve been traveling around Sweden and Norway with my boyfriend, meeting a bunch of new people, going out, sightseeing, traveling by pretty much any mode of public transportation you can imagine and had an absolute blast! First, we took a bus to Gothenburg, … Continue reading Taking the long way round Scandinavia
Dear all, I’ve been MIA for a while, and I’m sorry about that. I have indeed missed my little writing nook here. What have I been up to, then? Besides sleeping off my jetlag and seeking employment, I have enjoyed some much-needed quality time with my family, scoped out my new university which I will be attending this fall, and working on a future business … Continue reading A hiatus and newfound focus
What is it like to celebrate christmas away from home, in a country that doesn’t celebrate Christmas, even? Not so bad, after all!
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Huilongguan, like many other parts in the outskirts of Beijing, consists of a mixture of affordable, but nice housing communities. It is place for concrete highrise buildings, specked with hundreds and hundreds of identical little balconies. Peeking through fences as you walk the street, reveals playgrounds with brightly colored rubber concrete and brand new play structures inhabited by immaculately dressed or uniformed children. It’s a place where the new Chinese middle class enjoys a quiet life. A place for living the Chinese dream. Continue reading The little school in Huilongguan
Something I wish I had looked into before leaving Denmark, is how to ideally prepare yourself for living in China. For short or long term, as a student or otherwise. Thus I have compiled this list of the books and articles that I have found particularly helpful or that I wish I had read beforehand. The Geography of Thought – Richard E. Nisbett In this … Continue reading What to read before coming to China!
Excess When I think of treasures, I must admit that the first thing that comes to my mind is that of a big pile of gold hidden away and forgotten for years and years – only to be discovered by a shripwrecked pirate’s captain or stranded passengers of a crashed plane. As humans, I believe it is safe to say that one of our main … Continue reading A discovery, A resolution
Last month I was fortunate enough to experience a very special event here at Renmin University of China! For anyone who knows me, it is no secret that I love yoga. Although I am not a diligent yogi by any stretch of imagination, I do enjoy my occasional personal practice. So when I was offered the chance to join our university’s yoga club in creating … Continue reading Yogi-Yoga and the power of yoga
A couple of weeks ago, I spent a long weekend in Japan. I was so excited to go there, I didn’t for a second consider rescheduling my trip when I learned I would have to postpone a couple of my midterms! During my visit, I got the chance to visit both Kyoto and Tokyo, both of which were full of different impressions and amazing experiences! … Continue reading 72 hours in Japan
One of the lesser known, but absolute best experiences I’ve had in China was visiting the Yuntai Mountain ! Yuntai Mountain is located in the Henan province, which I was lucky enough to be invited to visit along with a group of classmates from the People’s University. The mountain is a UNESCO world heritage site, and while climbing the many steps up and down … Continue reading Henan province and China’s hidden treasures, Yuntai Mountain