Addie's Blog

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Tai Chi Shifus

Over the past couple of months, we’ve spent most of our afternoons learning tai chi, a form of Chinese martial arts. I wish I could say this was a leisurely activity we chose to do on our own, but it wasn’t— our school asked us to take part in a city-wide competition. We were their token white people.

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Conquering The Whole30 Challenge In China

If you're familiar with the Whole30 program, you know it can be a challenge, even when you're in the comfort of your home and have your handy Trader Joe's store just down the street. When you're living in a country where "Western" food is often nowhere to be found AND all the food labels are written in Chinese, attempting the Whole30 is all the more challenging. 

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Death Mountain

Well, maybe not "Death Mountain," but Mount Hua (Huashan) was once considered one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. We wanted to see what the hype was about and visit it for ourselves. After all, not many people can say they've hiked one of the Five Sacred Mountains of China. 

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