Uhh? Who is Boiling Chai?

Hello friend! I’m Anran, a female in her early 20s, a Chinese international student studying at the University of Washington, and the founder of this lifestyle and travel blog.

This blog is created out of a spontaneous decision, well, more on the boredom side while I was on a plane ride back home.

I was born in a small city of eastern China known as Wenzhou. At the age of 8, I moved to Greece with my parents. Ever since then, I lived my entire life in Athens until the year of 2014, when I got my acceptance letter from the University of Washington. A part of being an international student means spending endless times on planes, traveling back home, especially when I’ve got two.


Inspiration of Boiling Chai

A part of being an international student means spending endless time on planes while traveling back home, especially when I’ve got two-China, Greece.

While I was crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a plane back to Greece in the Winter of 2016, I was making holiday plans.

While I was crossing the Pacific Ocean to head back to China, I was also making holiday plans.

That’s when the idea of creating a blog sparked. The thought of transforming those tedious plane ride hours into productive work was how this project eventually began.

At Boiling Chai, I’m dedicated to document my travels and show you, that, meaningful travel experiences don’t have to be luxurious. 


About the writer behind Boiling Chai

She is a:

  • Journalism student at the University of Washington
  • Humorous soul who enjoys serious celebraty gossips.
  • A radio news anchor
  • Instagram enthusiast @anranlin
  • HIIT lover

and more to be exploited…