Wandering Wunkers

Before you arrive: a VPN app, either Betternet or Express VPN. Particularly if you use an Android phone, you’ll need a VPN to search or use any Google functionality unless you’re...

I tried to get these pictures at approximately the same time (between 8-10am), and from the same location,  on days where the weather is considered “good” (e.g. sunny/not rainy) versus taking...

Beijing has a very comprehensive – and  well used – public transit system, featuring both subways and buses. We have taken both a few times to learn how to get around...

There are a few ways to go grocery shopping in Beijing. 1. The big chains: Beijing boasts Carrefour, Tesco, Auchan and other international supermarkets. We have been to Carrefour and Auchan and...

It has been a wonderful whirlwind, these first two weeks. Lots of meetings for Adam, but also Fidlers and exploration around the city. Our apartment is still “made by IKEA” –...

One of the school introduction events was a Peking duck dinner at a local duck restaurant. This was a pleasant surprise for me (as I’d been hoping to do it eventually),...

Bright and early last Monday morning, Adam and I (and the kids) hopped in a bus to be driven to a hospital about an hour away in order to undergo the...

We have made it! Alive, unpacking, and settling in slowly. Fidlers snuck in on us and made some inroads at making our flat a home: photos in a frame for us,...

Paperwork is currently winging its way from Beijing to Toronto, and will hopefully be received either later today or tomorrow, allowing for Adam to go in no later than Wednesday to...

So, we got all our paperwork ready. We did some backflips to try to get things ready so we’d be able to file the first week of July, if not the...