In less than three weeks I’ll be in a place I’ve only dreamed about. China is my destination and will be my home for almost a year as I help university students in the Anhui Province perfect their English speaking skills. It will be an amazing adventure. Not only will I get to learn the culture, meet the people, maybe learn a little Mandarin, but also I’ll be checking off a few things from my bucket list. In less than a month I’ll have walked on the Great Wall of China and through the paths of the Forbidden City. I can’t wait!
I will be teaching at Anhui University in Hefei. It’s a city with more than 5 million people but it isn’t even a first or second tier city in China. I can’t wait to meet my students and explore the university campus, but also explore the whole city and over most holidays I’ll be going on trips to awesome and amazing places.
While in the Orient, I’ll try to write about all of my adventures. I don’t think I can access Facebook or Twitter while there, so pictures and stories will be shared via this blog. If I can’t access WordPress for any reason, I’ll send posts to my sister to publish, so hopefully when I get to the terracotta warriors or to the giant Buddha or rice terraces or to Mongolia, Hong Kong or Tibet you can share in my adventure. I can’t wait!
In the mean time, while I eagerly await my sojourn to a land with ancient history and amazing people and more, I will try to have as many adventures as I can here in the Dallas area. I’ll be visiting a few museums and another trip to the Fort Worth Zoo, so stay tuned for some fun adventures.
If you want a postcard from China, send me your mailing address in an email or in a comment and sometime over my time there, I’ll send you a postcard. And don’t assume I have your address. Also, if you have Skype, I’ll probably be using it often to communicate with my family and friends.