Wondering if you have what it takes to be a life-time expat? Catch a glimpse inside the worlds of a few families who have been in Beijing for more than ten years in the beijingkids July issue. Also in our feature pages are families who live in the far-off, untamed neighborhoods of Changping, Tongzhou, and Haidian.
Plan a fun day of walking and driving around Hegezhuang’s art galleries and dining destinations. Dream of vacation following the Smith and Pisecky families through Borneo and the Jones, Tenai-Barron, and Kuhl families as they cycle through rural Yunnan.
For something a little closer to home, Dining Out features SALT’s pirate-themed kids’ menu, and bake some coconut shortbread cookies with The Westin Beijing Financial Street in Food for Thought.
This month in health, tackle the ABC’s of Vitamins and make sure you and your kids are getting the right amount of vitamins. In The Natural Path, Melissa Rodriguez reinforces the necessity of water during the summer, and Dr. Richard discusses finding happiness in your surroundings in his column, The Doc Is In.
This month in talking shop is Brandnü, which specialized in upcycled bags and quilts as well as second-hand clothing, the proceeds from which benefit charity. Plan a huge out-of-town birthday bash at Genting Resort Secret Garden, with plenty of rock climbing, archery, and outdoor sports galore.
Genealogist Huihan Lie visits the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) to talk to grade 5 students about tracing their roots, while Beijing Rego British School fills this month’s Blank Canvas. And follow the journeys parents and their teens take to visit university campuses.
Catch some blogs you may have missed, with ISB correspondent Hal Jin’s take on the Irony of Earth Day, plus a Q&A with British School of Beijing student and rising motocross star Niels Velema. Jennifer Ambrose finds her son has a knack for learning Chinese through a video game, and finally, bid adieu to Beijing Baba Gareth Jones, as he calls time on his six years in Beijing.
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