Friday, June 30, 2017

The Final Countdown!

5 .... 4 .... 3 .... 2 .... 1 .... ASIA!

In only five days I will be boarding a plane to return to China for my third summer in a row.  The next few days will be made up of final touches to lesson plans, buying last minute items, and saying my goodbyes.  Even with all of the amazing experiences I am about to encounter, working with the Chinese teachers is still at the top of my list.  I am especially excited about the teaching this year because I will be doing so in the city of Fuzhou, which is further south and more provincial than where I worked the previous two summers.  Experiencing life in another Chinese city is sure to be memorable.  After my time in China, I will be traveling on to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand to meet some amazing people, experience history, try food unlike anything else, and see beautiful landscapes.  My travel route is laid out in the map below.

I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to have this experience and can't wait to see what my mind is opened to both culturally and geographically this summer.  Please be sure to follow along on both my blog and Instagram.  You can easily view my Instagram posts on the right side of the blog; they will update daily.  Finally, you can follow along with MiniMike throughout the summer by searching my Instagram account with the hashtag  #minimike

Happy reading 😀


  1. Best wishes for safe travels. The Rissmillers will be following along! :-)

  2. Safe travels #minimike. The retiree will be reading enviously!

  3. Thanks guys! If I go a week without posting send help! 😆


    Happy to have you both on board 😊

  4. Peyton and I are following have a wonderful trip!