Through some very nifty maneuvering and lots of patience, we now have internet in our apartment and a VPN to connect us to the outside world. While we have been here only 2 weeks, it feels like we have been living for about 3 months. "That is how you live longer" says our school manager Brandon Ma, "you expand your living knowledge and time moves more slowly." Well, we have definitely expanded our knowledge.
In short, Carl and I have survived our first 2 weeks here. We already have several stories about the challenges of teaching, new foods we have been introduced to and the many quirks we have learned about Guiyang. We are anxious to share them with you all, so stay tuned for more (it is our day off so we may be typing furiously so as to keep our hands warm).