About Ola Jagielska

Ola Jagielska is an ESL teacher, language enthusiast and co-author of this blog. She speaks five languages and is striving for more. She loves traveling, reading and drinking good coffee.

It’s Been a While, But We’re Back

Why It’s Been So Long We’ve had a lot on lately, so we didn’t have too much time for writing on our blog. First of all, we left China. China is beautiful and fascinating but, truth be told, we really […]

How I managed to achieve 96% in my HSK 3 Chinese exam and how you can too

HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试). It’s a standard Chinese language test with 6 levels. HSK 1 is the lowest and HSK 6 the highest. HSK 3 comes somewhere in the middle. In the post I explain what I […]

You Never Know What’s Going to Happen: Handling Thyroid Cancer as an Expat – Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 For the past two weeks, I’ve blogged about my story about thyroid cancer. I found out about it in China and I considered having removed there, but eventually decided to return to Poland for […]

You Never Know What’s Going to Happen: Handling Thyroid Cancer as an Expat – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Last week I blogged about how I found out about my thyroid cancer while living in Putian (a developing city in China). This week I want to continue my story up to just after […]

You Never Know What’s Going to Happen: Handling Thyroid Cancer as an Expat – Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On December 4th 2015, I got a message containing one of the scariest of words possible: cancer. Thyroid cancer, in fact. My friend had just translated my thyroid biopsy results. I’d asked him to […]

It’s Time for Us to Go Public

It’s been almost three years since we got married in a Polish fort and said goodbye to our families to embark on our nomadic lives in Asia. We promised ourselves then we’d set up a blog. We even bought this […]