This blog is now discontinued as I don’t live in China anymore. I have a couple of post ideas still in my head, but I am pretty busy studying on a scholarship (gotta keep up those grades), so those ideas may never see the light of day. But thank you to everyone who read my blog and I hope you got some new ideas on places to visit and things to try in Chongqing!
About the name
If ever asked I will be the first person to admit I suck at coming up with names. This blog is no exception. The url is from when I thought it would be a good idea to call it ‘Much Ado About Asia’. After a while I decided it would be funnier to do a word pun. And thus ‘The Long Blog’ was named. ‘Long’ is Chinese for dragon, and it is an important mythological creature all over Asia. (It does help a bit that my Chinese zodiac sign is also dragon.)
About the author
My name is Laura, and I am teaching English in Chongqing for the 2015-16 academic school year. (Warning! shameless plug ahead) I came to China through a company called The China Teaching Experience, a company that offers graduates the chance to teach English in China for a year.
As of now I only speak very minimal Chinese, but hopefully that won’t limit me too much! I started this blog to spread the love towards all that China (and Asia) has to offer, as well was to give practical advice to other future expats coming to China.