Jo thought that she had won a dream job, teaching English at a new Language School in a small city in China. This is her real life adventure which will make you laugh and at times be horrified as to the China she ended up in. Jo was to find challenges far removed from what she expected.
It is a fascinating story about her survival which was smothered in coal smoke and pollution, with no English to be found. She was even arrested and caused a near riot in Tiananmen Square.
Finding a job at a university in another small city, she was the only “Foreign Expert” there. She was also the only foreigner in the city. With limited Chinese, her day to day experiences make for a good laugh but at times a frightening read. She refuses to give up and manages to get through each day and not only endure the crazy, bizarre episodes that occur, but to actually enjoy her time there.
Even with severe frostbite, constant diarrhoea, vomiting and being frozen solid for most of the time, she finds the humour in it all and just keeps going. She persisted and completed her contract…only just.