Farewell, Columbus

Location: Columbus, Ohio

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V: Guys, I’m going to be honest with you. This post was hard to write.

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Columbus has been my home for the majority of the last 8 years, so I have an intrinsically complicated relationship with it. This city- the capital of the heart-shaped state- is where K and I met and fell in love, where we both graduated from The Ohio State University, and where we have made so many beautiful friends and connections. Personally, I have moved 6 different times within the city’s limits. Now, we plan to leave it for good and move forward to our next adventure. Naturally, we are both happy and sad to go. We are indescribably grateful for all the things we’ve experienced in this place, and all it has done for us. However, we sense it is the time for new places and new opportunities. This post is written as a farewell tribute and also a bit of a travel guide for those who plan to visit or see a little more of the city’s magic.

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China 101: Learn Chinese with Davi!

The single most frustrating thing about living in China is the inability to communicate. Which, I hesitantly admit, is kind of our bad considering Mandarin has nearly 2 billion speakers worldwide. However, we are trying to practice! Both by having Davi as our trusty conversation partner and also taking a course in oral Mandarin. So far, we’ve learned a lot, and we thought we would share some of our findings and frustrations with you.

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