Vlog: Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge About three months ago, I decided I wanted to hike along one of the deepest gorges in the world: Tiger Leaping Gorge. Located in Yunnan Province,  the gorge is nestled in between the Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. I had asked a few friends if they wanted to join me, but with [...]


VLOG: Travel to Xi’an, China

This week, my friend, Grettel, and I took a girl’s trip to Xi’an. We have just finished our year teaching English in Jiangshan and figured we should get in one last vacation together! The city has a lot of history to it and there were many exciting things to explore! Take a look! -Heather [...]

Finding Friendship in a Foreign Country.

Do you have that one friend you just click with? You share inside jokes no one else understands. You know what they are feeling just by looking at them. There’s enough trust to show all your colors on good and bad days. I didn’t think I would find such a friendship while in China, but [...]

5 Lessons Learned from My Year in China.

May is just around the corner! Several of my friends will graduate college, my sister will graduate high school, and for me, May will be my last full month in Jiangshan, China. With less than two months left, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting! While it wasn’t all easy, I can say these past [...]