China

From September 2002 through June 2003, I taught English at the Foreign Language Middle School in Songjiang, China. I traveled to Suzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Xian, Chongqing, and sailed the Yangzte River from Chongqing to Shanghai in 4th class. I learned to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese, and I discovered the wonders of a bouncing dancefloor.