I'm starting a new blog called "LeavingChina" because I'm, well, ... ok. No need for redundancy. After teaching in China for a year and a half I'm planning a 6 month journey. I'll be writing for my relatives, colleagues, my students in China, and the Travellerspoint community as a whole. I suppose having such an audience I'll have to write respectably enough for my Mom to read, clearly enough for my students to read, and interestingly enough for anyone else. Something tells me the Travellerspoint moderators won't have too much of a problem with that. It'll be a challenge, though.
My current plans take me from Southern China down through Vietnam, across to Thailand, down the peninsula to Singapore, down to Java, across to Bali, then to Nepal and India, on to Egypt, and from there to Europe to take a training course over the summer.
My plans are not as yet set, but I just wanted to say hello to the community and that I look forward to travel conversations in the future.
Oh, and by the way, If anyone needs any advice about China... I can help.