Window of the World

The best part of living in a foreign city is discovering something new each day.  Yesterday we explored Window of the World, a theme park in Shenzhen that features more than 100 replicas of the world's most famous landmarks. Just getting to the park was an adventure in and of itself.  Normally we rely on …

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It’s Raining! It’s pouring! (our new normal)

There is a big difference between knowing something intellectually and knowing it experientially.  Take the rain in Shenzhen, for instance.  I knew that the city got a lot of rain in the summer, but I hadn't experienced that rain for myself. We got caught in our first rainstorm less than a week after we arrived. …

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Lost in Translation: When the ordinary becomes extraordinarily difficult.

I've sat down to write this blog post 3 times, and each time I struggle to get started.  Each day is a new experience, and what was challenging yesterday is no big deal today.  One week ago, we were trapped outside in a rainstorm and the only way to get from point A to point …

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