I’m Krysztov, or just Chris if you know me in person. I’ve seen a bit of the world and had a few adventures, and I’m just getting started on my biggest one yet.
Let me clarify. As I write this, I am in Hollister, California. I have lived here for just over a year, after having lived in southwestern Pennsylvania most of my life, with a handful of travels elsewhere for various reasons. I might bring them up later if they’re relevant. My wife recently landed a job in the Foreign Languages Institute of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou. So now we’re packing our lives up into a few suitcases and moving to China. We don’t know when or if we’ll be returning, but I intend to share whatever insights I can with whomever is interested.
CHARACTERS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER (updated as needed):
Krysztov/Chris: Me, the author. My wife got a job in China, I followed her, and I’m doing what I must because I can.
Rachelle: The author’s wife. Loves poetry, hiking, birds, and olives. Is a big-shot foreign professor now. Hasn’t traveled out of the country before and gets homesick sometimes.
Rigel: A fluffy white bunny rabbit. Rachelle met him at a pet market and fell in love with him. Now he’s part of the family. Hobbies include eating things, making messes, and getting into trouble.
Jenny: Another American in the same position as Rachelle. Her husband is still in the States. She’s planning on staying another year, and he’s planning on joining her soon.
Paul: Our “babysitter.” He knows how to get things done and takes us where we need to be. We would probably not have accomplished a damn thing our first week without him.
Sebastian: Our German friend. He’s really, really German. It’s cool.