megan moved to china

with this journal, i hope to keep friends and family updated on the adventures, mishaps, and interesting anectdotes of living and teaching in anji, china. the journal contains entries about my daily life and small trips during my stay.

  • 436 days (09 May 2006 - 19 Jul 2007)
  • 57523 km (35743 miles)
  • 9 countries
  • 117 entries (79760 words)
  • 1233 photos
  • 4.9 ratings (1723 votes)
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Day Journal date: Country Place Title Distance Media Rating
1 May 09, 2006 03:00 United States Albuquerque » leaving the us of a 0 km 4.5 (15 votes)
1 May 09, 2006 21:00 United States Los Angeles International Airport » lax 1086 km 5 (4 votes)
2 May 10, 2006 16:05 South Korea Seoul » seoul 10679 km 4.9 (11 votes)
3 May 11, 2006 06:25 China Shanghai » ni hao zhong guo 11565 km [*] (4) 4.6 (18 votes)
4 May 13, 2006 01:07 China Anji » fatigued 11735 km [*] (12) 4.5 (31 votes)
6 May 14, 2006 07:15 China Anji » hordes of gungho wannabe cowboy chinese tourists.. 11735 km [*] (5) 5 (9 votes)
6 May 14, 2006 21:12 China Anji » first day of class, anji, thirdworld fascination 11735 km [*] (27) 5 (34 votes)
9 May 17, 2006 05:30 China Huzhou » first week, little old ladies, and the health exam 11782 km [*] (7) 4.8 (20 votes)
10 May 19, 2006 02:06 China Anji » cleaning day 11829 km [*] (7) 5 (12 votes)
13 May 21, 2006 18:46 China Anji » learning to cook 11829 km [*] (6) 5 (10 votes)
16 May 24, 2006 12:32 China Anji » burping up medication 11829 km [*] (13) 4.9 (18 votes)
20 May 28, 2006 21:29 China Anji » chaguan, speech competition, and pizza hut pillows 11829 km [*] (8) 4.8 (18 votes)
23 May 31, 2006 10:47 China Anji » i can't believe i get to live this life 11829 km 5 (2 votes)
24 Jun 01, 2006 13:02 China Anji » communication works...sometimes 11829 km 5 (2 votes)
28 Jun 05, 2006 09:15 China Anji » an interesting week 11829 km [*] (3) 5 (6 votes)
31 Jun 08, 2006 15:02 China Hangzhou » ode to my camera 11892 km 5 (6 votes)
33 Jun 10, 2006 19:06 China Anji » the water truck theme song, limes, and football 11955 km [*] (2) 5 (5 votes)
35 Jun 12, 2006 13:26 China Anji » driving a police car, rock star megan, and dinner 11955 km [*] (13) 4.9 (22 votes)
42 Jun 19, 2006 12:55 China Anji » hot hot hot hot hot 11955 km [*] (22) 5 (26 votes)
42 Jun 19, 2006 14:44 China Anji » fruitflies, sinks, anji living 11955 km 5 (6 votes)
44 Jun 21, 2006 14:56 China Shanghai » shanghai nights 12125 km [*] (23) 5 (26 votes)
45 Jun 22, 2006 07:14 China Shanghai » shanghai days 12125 km [*] (13) 5 (17 votes)
51 Jun 28, 2006 22:01 China Anji (draft) - DH 12295 km [*] (2)
55 Jul 02, 2006 12:44 China Hangzhou » the smallest pleasures 12358 km [*] (14) 4.9 (30 votes)
58 Jul 05, 2006 19:39 China Anji » summer setting in 12421 km 5 (4 votes)
63 Jul 10, 2006 10:09 China Anji » boddisatvahs and the bamboo ocean 12421 km [*] (24) 5 (28 votes)
72 Jul 19, 2006 08:51 China Changsha » she is brown and wears glasses 13549 km [*] (9) 5 (12 votes)
76 Jul 23, 2006 16:35 China Anji » you've been in china too long when... 14677 km 5 (3 votes)
82 Jul 29, 2006 09:39 China Anji » it's my party 14677 km [*] (11) 5 (13 votes)
86 Aug 02, 2006 03:39 China Shanghai » the greatest city on earth 14847 km [*] (18) 5 (21 votes)
94 Aug 10, 2006 14:22 China Anji » tin can, no opener 15017 km [*] (6) 5 (9 votes)
96 Aug 12, 2006 13:09 China Shijiazhuang » the northeast 16126 km [*] (4) 4.8 (17 votes)
96 Aug 13, 2006 02:45 China Shijiazhuang » my hijacked holiday 16126 km [*] (22) 5 (26 votes)
100 Aug 16, 2006 07:51 China Hohhot » grasslands 16384 km [*] (27) 5 (33 votes)
101 Aug 17, 2006 08:54 China Hohhot » it's like home, only not. 16384 km [*] (11) 5 (16 votes)
101 Aug 17, 2006 17:49 China Erlian Yanchang » border control 16711 km [*] (11) 5 (15 votes)
102 Aug 18, 2006 18:00 China Beijing » tiananmen the second time 17269 km [*] (10) 5 (14 votes)
103 Aug 20, 2006 01:35 China Beijing (draft) - OG 17269 km [*] (5)
105 Aug 21, 2006 09:21 China Beijing » austrian pilots and beihai park 17269 km [*] (15) 5 (21 votes)
106 Aug 22, 2006 03:30 China Beijing » on eating scorpions... 17269 km [*] (9) 5 (14 votes)
107 Aug 23, 2006 16:43 China Hangzhou » last of the beijing days 18400 km [*] (17) 5 (20 votes)
113 Aug 29, 2006 09:08 China Anji » home again home again 18463 km [*] (16) 5 (19 votes)
116 Sep 01, 2006 12:50 China Anji » indian summer 18463 km 5 (3 votes)
121 Sep 06, 2006 04:49 China Anji » back to school and the onset of fall 18463 km [*] (4) 5 (4 votes)
123 Sep 09, 2006 01:23 China Hangzhou » take bus K57 to the 5th dimension 18526 km 5 (6 votes)
127 Sep 12, 2006 15:00 China Anji » idylls of china life 18589 km [*] (4) 5 (4 votes)
128 Sep 13, 2006 13:39 China Anji » the one you've all been waiting for - chinglish! 18589 km [*] (40) 5 (53 votes)
133 Sep 18, 2006 07:09 China Hangzhou » viva! 18652 km [*] (21) 5 (28 votes)
135 Sep 20, 2006 08:56 China Anji (draft) - DiL 18715 km [*] (19)
142 Sep 27, 2006 09:15 China Anji » "she has a litter brother..." 18715 km [*] (13) 4.9 (28 votes)
146 Oct 01, 2006 13:05 China Anji » a horny bull's head 18715 km [*] (13) 5 (18 votes)
148 Oct 03, 2006 04:50 Hong Kong Kowloon (draft) - gce 19791 km [*] (2)
149 Oct 04, 2006 12:28 Macao Macao (draft) - macau 19858 km [*] (24) 5 (31 votes)
150 Oct 05, 2006 08:42 Hong Kong Central District (draft) - 10,000 buddhas monastary and victoria peak 19921 km [*] (26)
150 Oct 05, 2006 22:45 Hong Kong Hong Kong (historical) » the fire dragon dance 19921 km [*] (30) 5 (34 votes)
151 Oct 06, 2006 15:06 China Anji » late night taxi 21002 km 5 (4 votes)
159 Oct 14, 2006 05:43 China Hangzhou (draft) - mc 21065 km [*] (8)
165 Oct 20, 2006 20:42 China Suzhou » suzhou smells bad 21191 km [*] (25) 5 (32 votes)
176 Oct 31, 2006 03:20 China Anji (draft) - b 21308 km [*] (8)
177 Nov 01, 2006 07:59 China Anji (draft) - b2 21308 km [*] (16)
190 Nov 14, 2006 20:13 China Anji » it's not unusual... 21308 km 5 (6 votes)
192 Nov 16, 2006 22:25 China Ningbo (draft) - PS 21506 km [*] (9)
194 Nov 18, 2006 07:29 China Putuo Shan (draft) - psi 21589 km [*] (17)
203 Nov 27, 2006 14:14 China Anji » an ode to the royal voyager, and thanksgiving. 21858 km [*] (2) 5 (8 votes)
208 Dec 02, 2006 07:30 China Anji » a tea paradise 21858 km [*] (11) 4.9 (23 votes)
208 Dec 02, 2006 12:00 China Anji » a reminder to readers and a note 21858 km 5 (7 votes)
228 Dec 23, 2006 00:49 China Anji » the beginnings of christmas in china 21858 km [*] (17) 4.9 (28 votes)
240 Jan 03, 2007 04:26 China Anji » this great divide 21858 km 4.9 (15 votes)
244 Jan 07, 2007 11:13 China Anji » bloody fucking china! 21858 km [*] (5) 4.8 (19 votes)
265 Jan 28, 2007 16:29 China Anji » the end of term 21858 km 4.7 (15 votes)
268 Jan 31, 2007 23:20 China Shenzhen » the gateway to hong kong 22916 km 4.9 (12 votes)
270 Feb 03, 2007 01:58 Hong Kong Kowloon » markets, sushi, and cable engineers 22941 km [*] (19) 5 (25 votes)
271 Feb 04, 2007 01:33 Hong Kong Hong Kong » the ugly americans 22949 km [*] (13) 5 (23 votes)
273 Feb 05, 2007 08:01 Macao Macao » macau or macao? 23015 km [*] (7) 4.9 (19 votes)
277 Feb 09, 2007 08:09 China Zhuhai » adventures in vicki-land 23028 km [*] (6) 5 (17 votes)
279 Feb 11, 2007 06:43 Hong Kong Hong Kong » on the way out! 23092 km 5 (4 votes)
280 Feb 12, 2007 09:59 Singapore Singapore » clearly, you've never been to singapore 25675 km [*] (15) 4.9 (27 votes)
283 Feb 15, 2007 16:44 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur » the train hit 6 cows 25983 km [*] (16) 4.9 (23 votes)
285 Feb 18, 2007 00:33 Thailand Bangkok » stuck in bangkok 27169 km [*] (8) 4.9 (19 votes)
287 Feb 20, 2007 00:42 Thailand Ko Samui (draft) - paradise...finally. 27654 km [*] (18) 5 (25 votes)
290 Feb 22, 2007 20:32 Thailand Ko Samui » island incidents 27654 km [*] (19) 5 (24 votes)
295 Feb 27, 2007 11:20 Thailand Surat Thani » in the staff train car 27743 km [*] (13) 5 (7 votes)
296 Feb 28, 2007 10:09 Thailand Bangkok » back in bangkok 28280 km [*] (24) 5 (29 votes)
298 Mar 02, 2007 12:00 China Xiamen » the creepy hotel 30819 km 5 (5 votes)
299 Mar 03, 2007 10:47 China Anji » a perfect return 31218 km 4.9 (12 votes)
309 Mar 13, 2007 14:41 China Hangzhou » moving is confusing 31281 km [*] (18) 4.9 (30 votes)
311 Mar 15, 2007 07:38 China Anji » get out the map, get out the map 31344 km 5 (9 votes)
317 Mar 21, 2007 12:57 China Anji » 祝你 "st. patrick's day" 快乐! 31344 km [*] (20) 5 (27 votes)
323 Mar 28, 2007 02:13 China Anji » all the things we eat 31344 km 4.7 (16 votes)
330 Apr 03, 2007 08:43 China Shanghai » senioritis 31514 km [*] (13) 5 (21 votes)
335 Apr 08, 2007 09:21 China Anji (draft) - TB 31684 km [*] (30)
346 Apr 19, 2007 23:01 China Anji » a bee in my ... bloomers? 31684 km 5 (5 votes)
347 Apr 20, 2007 08:56 China Hengdian (draft) - an entire weekend in 24 hours 31923 km [*] (15)
357 Apr 30, 2007 08:49 China Yantai (draft) - yt-mn 31951 km [*] (25)
357 Apr 30, 2007 14:00 China Hangzhou » hooters 32223 km [*] (4) 5 (7 votes)
359 May 02, 2007 08:59 China Qingdao (draft) - tsing 32874 km [*] (35)
367 May 10, 2007 23:30 China Anji » one year ago today... 33486 km 5 (3 votes)
369 May 12, 2007 20:49 China Anji » how to shop for groceries in china 33486 km 5 (4 votes)
374 May 17, 2007 11:23 China Anji » wo de wife 33486 km [*] (5) 5 (6 votes)
382 May 25, 2007 03:43 China Anji » ktv 33486 km [*] (15) 5 (6 votes)
388 May 31, 2007 19:23 China Anji » friends, foreigners, and hybrid language 33486 km 5 (3 votes)
392 Jun 04, 2007 21:09 China Hangzhou » stasi's birthday in hangzhou 33549 km [*] (13) 5 (14 votes)
398 Jun 10, 2007 10:58 China Anji » home 33612 km [*] (27) 5 (30 votes)
400 Jun 12, 2007 11:39 China Anji » "what i learned this year" 33612 km 4.8 (10 votes)
408 Jun 20, 2007 18:59 China Anji » synthesis 33612 km [*] (21) 5 (23 votes)
413 Jun 25, 2007 16:39 China Anji » the truth is... i'm not ok 33612 km 5 (2 votes)
415 Jun 27, 2007 11:33 China Anji » 24 hours 33612 km 5 (2 votes)
416 Jun 28, 2007 22:59 China Shanghai » zaijian zhong guo 33782 km 5 (1 votes)
417 Jun 29, 2007 23:45 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland » insane in auckland 43172 km 5 (4 votes)
418 Jun 30, 2007 12:15 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Dunedin » it's so clean 44235 km [*] (12) 4.9 (17 votes)
425 Jul 07, 2007 07:15 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Alexandra » central otago 44345 km [*] (9) 5 (14 votes)
426 Jul 08, 2007 11:04 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Queenstown » wild wanaka and crazy queenstown 44408 km [*] (27) 5 (29 votes)
430 Jul 13, 2007 00:06 New Zealand (Aotearoa) Dunedin » dunedin days 44579 km [*] (21) 5 (22 votes)
431 Jul 14, 2007 02:38 United States Berkeley » back to the us of a 56064 km [*] (5) 5 (8 votes)
433 Jul 15, 2007 22:02 United States San Francisco » san francisco by car 56081 km [*] (18) 5 (20 votes)
434 Jul 17, 2007 00:59 United States San Francisco » san francisco on foot 56081 km [*] (32) 5 (33 votes)
437 Jul 19, 2007 13:25 United States Albuquerque » perplexed 57523 km 5 (5 votes)