One of my all-time favorite travel weekends during my time here in Shanghai has been my trip to Seoul, South Korea. My roommate Lauren, who is a Senior Foreign Trainer as well, was also interested in discovering South Korea. So as soon as we had a long weekend, we booked a trip! Everything about Seoul and the country of South Korea surpassed my expectations. Continue reading “Exploring Seoul: Where Tradition and Culture Blend”
Singapore has an incredible melting-pot quality to it that draws in anyone from anywhere in the world and makes them feel right at home. The country of Singapore has been a sovereign state for only 54 years, yet it has managed, in that short period of time, to create a unique culture that highlights diversity everywhere you go. English is also the official language of Singapore, so no need to worry about language barriers! Continue reading “Must-Dos in Singapore”
There are a lot of amazing benefits to living in China, but one of the best is having quick access to Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo Disney Resort. Flights are easy and direct, and, depending on the season, very affordable. And as a Foreign Trainer, I have complimentary access to the parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong. I was eager to see how each of the parks celebrated Halloween, so I decided to see for myself and visit all three—again! Continue reading “Celebrating Halloween at Disney Parks Across Asia”
With beaches, beautiful temples and elephant sanctuaries, Thailand has become a must visit travel destination for Disney English Foreign Trainers. My days in Thailand were filled with boats, beaches, bejeweled temples and some really big Buddhas. Whether it’s your first time heading to the Land of Smiles or you are looking for new places to explore, here are some ideas for your next adventure! Continue reading “Exploring Thailand: Land of Smiles”
When deciding where to travel in China, your choices are endless — from bustling metropolises, to expansive plains, majestic vistas and historic wonders.
If you would like to experience a bit of all of these things, then Guilin and Yangshuo in Guangxi Province in southern China are the places you should visit. In fact, Guilin is one of the most popular tourist areas in China. The region is accessible by train or the Guilin Liangjiang International Airport.
Getting between Guilin and Yangshuo is easy. For me, the best and most picturesque way is to travel by boat on a Li River cruise. The out-of-this-world scenery you will encounter was used in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” as the backdrop for the planet Kashyyyk, the Wookiee homeland. So don’t be too surprised if you bump into Chewbacca!
Tokyo Disney Resort is a magical place only a plane ride away from China. The resort features two theme parks – Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea – which will seem familiar as well as new to experienced Disney park-goers.
I believe that passports are made to be filled, and dream trips are meant to be taken. Moving to China as a Disney English Foreign Trainer gave me a whole new continent to explore. However, the planning stage at first may seem overwhelming. Here are a few answers to those big questions that might help you get up and go! Continue reading “Traveling in Asia: Take that Trip!”
One of six Disney Park destinations around the world, Hong Kong Disneyland is home to some magical experiences that cannot be found at other Disney Parks. A multi-year expansion is underway, making it a must-visit stop for any Disney fan. The best news – as a Foreign Trainer with Disney English, you receive complimentary theme park admission!
Hong Kong is located off the south coast of China, and is quick train/plane rides away from the Disney English cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen. If you are a Foreign Trainer based in Disney English cities that are farther away, then a flight will take about 2-3 hours to arrive in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Disneyland is a great weekend trip away, and since Foreign Trainers’ “weekend” is typically midweek, there’s a good chance you can find cheaper flights and less crowds at the park. There is so much to see and do, we cannot list it all. Here are our top five must-dos for a first timer’s trip to Hong Kong Disneyland: Continue reading “Hong Kong Disneyland Must-Dos”
Are you looking forward to visiting Shanghai Disney Resort? The resort includes Shanghai Disneyland park; two Disney hotels; Disneytown, a shopping, dining and entertainment district; and Wishing Star Park. Shanghai Disney Resort is easily accessible by public transportation. In fact, once you get off the Shanghai metro (or local bus or taxi), you can simply walk to the attractions.
As a Foreign Trainer, you gain access to several amazing perks, including complimentary admission to Disney-owned theme parks! This means you have access to Disney’s newest park – Shanghai Disneyland – which opened June 16, 2016. Shanghai Disneyland is home to several magical attractions and entertainment options that you cannot find anywhere else!