Exploring Seoul: Where Tradition and Culture Blend

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”

Must-Dos in Singapore

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”

Celebrating Halloween at Disney Parks Across Asia

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”

Exploring Thailand: Land of Smiles

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”

Exploring Beautiful Guilin and Yangshuo

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!

Here are some of my favorite “must-dos” for this region: Continue reading “Exploring Beautiful Guilin and Yangshuo”

Hong Kong Disneyland Must-Dos

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”

Must-See Exclusives at Shanghai Disney Resort

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!

Here are our top exclusives to check out while visiting this unique blend of Disney magic and Chinese culture: Continue reading “Must-See Exclusives at Shanghai Disney Resort”