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Maura Lydon
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NYC
Watching the Manhattan Skyline go by from the ferry I'm spent a week down in New York City as part of the final stages of processing my work visa for China. I needed to come down here to go to the Chinese Consulate to apply for the visa, which I finally jus...

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Technical Difficulties
Just  a quick update, in case anyone is wondering what's happened to this blog. I've been having computer issues for a while now which is why I haven't been keeping up with my goal of posting every Monday and Friday. I'd really like to get back to posting a...

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Paperwork, paperwork & more paperwork
Ugh... Well, unsurprisingly, the road to China is a bumpy one, cluttered with seemingly endless amounts of bureaucracy and paperwork. I accepted a job at a college in Nanning in mid-February, and it's now nearly May and I am still trying to get all the boxe...

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U.K. Visit: Brighton
The West Pier in Brighton One of my favorite places that we visited while I was in the U.K was the city of Brighton, located on the southern coast of England on the ocean. I went with Anna for the weekend and we visited some of her old friends from universi...

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From England to New England
Hello Boston! As I explained in the last post, I've decided to accept a position teaching in China next, which will be starting soon. However, the visa process for China is turning out to be longer and more complicated than any other country I've worked in ...

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Getting ready for China
Beautiful Guangxi, China (amazing photo from Trey Ratcliff at Stuckincustoms.com ) Well, it's official now - I've accepted a new job at an international college in Nanning, China. It's located in the Guangxi region, which is in the southwest near the border...

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U.K. Visit: Oxford
University of Oxford Oscar Wilde, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lewis Carroll, Tolkien, Jeanette Winterson, Aung San Suu Kyi, Prince Naruhito from Japan, C S Lewis, T E Lawrence, Stephen Hawking, Gandhi, T S Eliot, and a long list of many more influential people , ...

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U.K. Visit: Countryside walk from Bradford to Bath
The city of Bath in southwest England Since arriving in the U.K. in October, I've been staying in Bristol in the southwestern part of England near Wales. Very close to Bristol is Bath, one of the most picturesque cities I've ever visited.  Although a lot of...

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A very British mystery
I've been pretty intimately acquainted with British English for a while now, thanks to Anna and my many friends from the U.K. over the years and all the British TV I've watched. I've read a lot of books by authors from the U.K. as well, not to mention I've ...
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