• travel

    Meeting and parting with friends

    by  • November 21, 2011 • China, travel • 0 Comments

    I’ve been here for less than 2 days but, upon stepping off the plane, have felt a curiously shock-free drift back into Chinese life. We’ve been taking it easy so far, just staying on the UNNC campus. Joel’s welcome gift: red roses wrapped extravagantly Chinese style Although my body clock is still adjusting, overall the […]

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    In China!

    by  • September 4, 2011 • China, travel • 0 Comments


    While Sarah is enjoying the domestic comforts of Downton Abbey, I’m in the sweltering heat of Southern China trying to get my dissertation proposal done and get started on my research. Progress is slow, but I think I’ll get there in the end. I arrived in Beijing on August 19 (or was the the 20th?) […]

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    New York, New York!

    by  • October 20, 2010 • fall, family, New York, travel, wedding • 0 Comments

    Wedding NY

    Back in October we had the honor to enjoy a fabulous trip to the Big Apple for Joel’s sister’s wedding (Kendal) to her beau of 6 years, Austin. It was an action-packed 4 days of Manhattan living and, since it was Joel’s first time to the city that never sleeps, we also slept a little […]

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    5 weeks left

    by  • May 29, 2009 • travel, vacation • 0 Comments

    posted by Sarah So we have recently switched to posting on our blogs via email, because the Great Firewall has inconveniently blocked blogging sites in preparation for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. More on that later… Today, however, I'll post a little about the Duan Wu Festival – literally meaning the summer […]

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    Joel’s Parents in Shanghai!

    by  • April 6, 2009 • China, family, travel • 0 Comments

    posted by Sarah We apologize for the lack of posts here lately; it’s been a crazy busy semester for us both and we’ve been up to our necks in work – but also play! This past week, we had the privilege of hosting Joel’s parents, Jane and Kevin, for 10 days, which turned out to […]

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    We Are Still Here

    by  • February 22, 2009 • travel • 0 Comments

    above: Wushan Square was insanely packed for the Lantern Festival, the last day of the Chinese New Year holiday. (Please don’t be alarmed by the golden calf. It’s the year of the cow/ox.) Yes! It’s true, Joel and Sarah still exist. You might be interested to know that today is exactly the 1.5 year anniversary […]

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