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G’Day Australia!

WINTER HOLIDAY AROUND SYDNEY One of the benefits of living abroad is the ability to travel more easily to places that were inaccessible before. Australia was one of those places we had dreamed about visiting, and so we took the opportunity to fly there over our winter...

Golden Week – Hainan Island

Hainan Island – Sanya China celebrates the founding of their nation each October in a weeklong celebration called Golden Week. We had holidays from school and work, so decided to take a long weekend out of the big city. We chose Hainan Island, in Southern China,...

Tokyo Disney

While in Japan, we had a chance to spend a few days at Tokyo Disney. It was a welcome change from the big cities of Shanghai and Tokyo, and felt very familiar. The layout of Tokyo Disney is very similar to Disneyland in Anaheim, and had many of the same attractions....

Suzhou

After a few weeks in Shanghai we decided to take a day trip out of the city. The previous weekend we’d been stuck at home due to a typhoon, so were anxious to get out and see something. We had our driver take us to Suzhou, which is a small (for China) city west...