Soon, I will enjoy a 4 week vacation, and am also looking for a new apartment—with a bathtub! Heaven! I will get to spend another few weeks in Tibet Autonomous areas of western Sichuan during my vaca; anywhere from 2-3 weeks depending on moving, money, etc. I also need to gear up - literally - and get hiking pants and other accroutrements to make my days of trekking safer and comfortable (“safety” as in get a first aid kit; there are no concerns about humans or wildlife endangering me here).
I have great co-teachers and great kids, and although vastly different from my experiences in Korean and US schools, my time at school is good overall.
In fact, when I think on it, everything except air pollution and my energy/motivation levels are good here! I am grateful for my life—overall!!