Lana, staid, predictable, suffering from 'empty nest syndrome' needed a change. After spending most of her 40 years of marriage rearing her family and caring for elderly parents, she proposed a change of mammoth proportions! After attending an information evening about teaching English in China, she and her husband go back to school; get qualifications; arrange a job in a small university; book their flights and head off to the unknown, where they can't speak one word of the language. Their first 24 hours were a roller coaster experience of crazy taxi drivers; pick pockets; hotel staff that couldn't speak English; being thumb-printed at the police station and trying to sleep on beds as hard as cricket bats. From there it just got worse. Slowly but surely, they made friends and came to love their little corner of China, building a deep relationship with their students and fellow teachers. They relished their work teaching the Chinese students and were elated as their hard work bore fruit. This book is a whirl-wind story of their highs and lows, adventures and challenges. Hold on to your hats!