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Author Archives: Julianna Baker

Four Days of Fun

We came back to reality today as the four day Tomb-Sweeping Holiday ended. Every year on the 15th day from the Spring Equinox, the Chinese honor their ancestors by (literally) sweeping their tombs, offering food, and burning replicated luxuries such

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In a World of Pure Imagination

Not much has happened this week besides school and work. It is so fun to work with the Chinese students and watch them learn and correct their grammar mistakes before you tell them to. They are always so willing to

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Dalian: Our Home Away From Home

I absolutely hated living out of a suitcase, so saying that I was excited to finally fly to Dalian is an understatement. I walked into the Beijing airport with my over packed suitcases and a smile, but little did I

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Just a Small Town Girl, Living in… China

Two weeks ago I boarded an airplane and flew fourteen hours away from everything I have ever known: my family, my friends, even my language. The moment that we started descending into Beijing and I saw the Great Wall from

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