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The Real Deal with Kunshan’s Air Quality

When my husband was offered a job at Kang Chiao International School in Kunshan, China last spring, the first concern we had about moving our family there was the air quality. China is notorious for having horrible air quality, and I had experienced the black, sooty air of Beijing firsthand on trip there a few… Continue reading The Real Deal with Kunshan’s Air Quality

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Numb is the Best Flavor: Moving to Kunshan Part 2

China is an extraordinary culinary experience. By “extraordinary” I mean freakin’ weird, sometimes horrifying, and occasionally delicious. We arrived in Kunshan one week ago and were left to fend for ourselves in terms of food. This is my first experience coming to China without a Chinese friend to get me drunk on baijiu and order… Continue reading Numb is the Best Flavor: Moving to Kunshan Part 2

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This Hotel Motel Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Moving to Kunshan Part 1

After a grueling 20-hour journey from Florida to Shanghai, my little family and I collapsed into bed at the Ramada Plaza next to the Pudong airport. Surprisingly enough, we all got several hours of sleep during the night. I feared our 15-month-old goober baby wouldn’t let us sleep that night, but our first night in… Continue reading This Hotel Motel Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Moving to Kunshan Part 1