Sun Protection

We have had some scorcher days in Shenyang! HOT HOT! Like Brazil in the summer…

The Chinese DO NOT believe in tans! The whiter the skin, the better. If you are tanned you are just a labourer, outside all the time, hard working common person. If your skin is white, you are in a different class, a little more refined maybe. I mentioned before there are numerous products on the shelves in China, from lotions to deodorants that promise to whiten your skin and Chinese people take this quest for white skin very seriously!

These hot days David & I have been enjoying deepening our Brazilian tans. It is so nice to have some color in the summer here unlike the last time in China. We can’t lay out and tan here, but just being out in the sun helps. BUT the Chinese cover up!! Umbrellas, hats, facial screens, arm sleeves or long sleeves are the common thing even on a 40 degree day!


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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