Review of the Year 2: The good and the bad

Looking back over the past year a few things stick out as being both very good and bad. Starting with the negatives, the air is certainly one of the worst things about Beijing. It is often smoggy, though the air is getting better. Still, it is never nice to have to 'mask up' when you …

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Christmas in Beijing – 圣诞快乐 (Happy Christmas)

Christmas is almost upon us. 'Tis the season and all that! China is officially an atheist country but you still see many shops decorating  their windows with 'Merry Christmas' messages and Christmas trees up. My school has kindly given all the foreign teachers the day off, despite the fact it is a normal school day …

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