We, an American family of 4, are from the cornfields of Illinois. This school year we live on the eastern coast of China in a city with millions of people and more high rise buildings and bicycles than I can count. Less than 2 miles from our apartment is what Marco Polo called “paradise on earth” — the breathtaking West Lake.
Our twins, normally homeschooled, attend an international school with 400+ students from 30 different countries. I, normally a professional counselor and teacher to our kids, am teaching art at their school. Tim, always a history professor, is teaching diligent Chinese students at a university a couple of blocks away.
Enjoy reading about our adventures this marvelous year.