Hello! And Welcome to Travel With Alex
You might be wondering who Alex is, and I wanted to introduce myself! I live in China currently as an English specialist. So far, I’ve been here for one year, and I will remain here for at least two more. The primary reason I took the job I did is because there is extensive holiday time (Four months of the year in total) as well as multiple public holidays during the term, and I want to use this period of my life to travel as much as I can. The city I live in is Shijiazhuang, China. Located in Hubei Province, Shijiazhuang isn’t the most impressive city, but it’s an excellent place to live if you want to study Chinese (my other reason for choosing this job) given its lack of things to do as well as a lack of foreigners and English speakers. Before moving to China, I’ve been based out of Dallas, Texas, and that is where I call home aside from China. I travel all around the world, but there’s definitely a focus on China.
So far I’ve traveled China extensively as well as many other countries, especially East and South Asia. I hope to use this blog as a means to get information and travel tips to other travelers interested in maybe the lesser known places, but equally fascinating and wonderful. That being said, this blog won’t only revolve around the paths less traveled. And even if you are not traveling, you can learn about and see some amazing places!
My interests revolve heavily around history and culture. Food is also a big one, of course. Photography is a personal passion of mine, and all the photos you will see on this platform will be my own. I hope you can glean from my travels as you plan for yours! (Or live vicariously through me if you wish!) I don’t prescribe to any-one travel style; I’ve done solo trips, group tours, trips with friends or family. I do the “high culture” stuff, but also the backpack travels as well. I eat in holes in the walls and also the most expensive restaurants in town and everything in between- anything to get the full picture.I take the back roads and the highways; so I believe there will be something for many types of travelers.
I’ve found each place I visit changes me or some perspective I’ve held in some way or another, and for that reason, travel is an invaluable privilege to me. Travel has made me a better person through a variety of means. Even the small journeys can have heavy impacts, and that’s why it’s so valuable. You can learn so much from a country’s history, culture, and society, and be impacted in so many ways. I’m looking forward to writing more about how specific countries have changed me on this blog.
So that is a little bit about me. I hope you tag along for the ride. Hopefully, it’ll all go smoothly. We’re clear for take-off anyway, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the trip!