A Bit About Myself

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Hi! I’m Aisling (pronounced Ashling) and I’m a 28 year old from Ireland!

From Ireland to China, I lived in China for 5 years. I did an internship, worked, studied Mandarin, and then finally worked in a University, until finally leaving China in July 2018.

I met my now fiancé in romantic Chengdu and we’ve been stuck together for the last 4 years!

‘How did I end up living in China?’ you may ask. Well Ireland had very limited ( I mean NO) job opportunities for me, so I decided to do an internship teaching English in China. 

This blog details my life in Ireland, moving to China, teaching, studying and travelling. If you’ve read my blog, you may have noticed the trend ‘I’m leaving China….. now I’m staying in China…. oh I’m leaving China for certain….’

And yes, I’ve FINALLY left the Middle Kingdom!

I’ve now moved to a pretty city called Cuernavaca in Mexico where I plan to become fluent in Spanish so I will be able to at last talk to my fiancé’s father who cannot speak English. My next instalments will be my travels around Mexico, life here, and the daunting task of learning Spanish!

Aisling!

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8 thoughts on “A Bit About Myself

  1. Hi! Just wanted to say thanks for the “Follow” on WordyGertie.com! I’m following you now as well, excited to read more about your China adventures. I almost had a stroke reading about your problem student; being a teacher must be quite an adventure in itself 🙂 Best to you!

  2. Aw! I lived in China teaching English for a year in 2015/16, and have to say that while I was there, I found it quite difficult overcoming all of the barriers I found there (Especially as my Mandarin was soooo limited), but now I’ve been back for a while, I miss it so much! Am desperate to come back and visit all the places I didn’t get to explore (although maybe not work there again!) Where in Chendgu are you living? I lived in Shuangliu for a month or so which was awful, and then moved to Jinsha 🙂

    Lizzie

    • Hi! I live in the north east of Chengdu, not a whole lot happening around here. Most of the action is in the south of Chengdu. Yeah I think some people get used to it pretty quickly and some find it more difficult. I think if you have Chinese friends to help you at the beginning it’s much easier to adapt! I’m sure you miss the food here! I’ll definitely miss it when I leave!

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