We Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Everyone! At risk of repeating myself, I will say that Christmas and Western New Year (January 1st) aren’t really celebrated here in China, And so, like last year, ours was quiet. Unlike last ears we didn’t eat steak in a swanky hotel in Shanghai, instead we visited a … More We Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…

Shanghai, Halloween, and would you believe it, the end of our first year in China.

August and September are are recruitment season at York, both for students and teachers., so we (as a company) have had an influx of new teachers, some branches of our school housing more new teachers than old. Feeling like old hands now (unlike before when every new teacher surprised us) we were confident in our … More Shanghai, Halloween, and would you believe it, the end of our first year in China.

Mid-Autumn Festival: Badain Jaran desert and Inner Mongolia

For the Chinese National Day (October 1st) and the week-long Mid Autumn festival, we decided to do a bit of travelling to the Badain Jaran desert. This story begins as all great ones do, in World Beer. One of our colleagues and friends was leaving after almost 2 years as Academic Coordinator. He was a … More Mid-Autumn Festival: Badain Jaran desert and Inner Mongolia