As the transitory stay in Shanghai comes to a close it's time to journey to Nanchang.
My first impression when I arrived at Nanchang University was a large empty campus (this would soon change). I was greeted by fellow American teachers who were kind enough to give me a campus tour, FOOD, and advice on getting settled in. The first few days were challenging. Having a limited number of supplies, lack of cell phone service and WiFi was frustrating. With help from the others I was able to survive the weekend.
Everything was unfamiliar and foreign. Thankfully my new buds, Nick and Jenny, helped organize a trip to an international store which sold familiar products. Along the way we stopped at a local noodle restaurant (name unknown) and feasted on cold bottled water and dandan mian (pictured).
With a few familiar snacks in my kitchen and stolen WiFi from an unknowing neighbor I felt ready to take on my first week of teaching.