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Welcome! I’m glad you stopped by.

I’m Linda, a travel-obsessed girl in her early 20s, currently living in South Korea. How did I end up here? Well, I moved here for love. In 2013, I met Jeongsu, a good-looking and smart exchange student, at university in San Diego. After a year in a long-distance relationship, we decided to break the distance and I moved to Cheongju in South Korea.

But my story doesn’t begin there.

I grew up in Germany to a German mother and American father. Growing up in Europe, I had the opportunity to start traveling to many countries at a young age and having a parent from a different continent ensured travel overseas. This is how I became interested in distant countries and started to learn French and Spanish in school.

Then came the moment when I decided that I wanted to see more: I wanted to go east!

I started studying Mandarin Chinese and moved to Guangzhou, China, to do an internship for 6 months in 2012. I loved it so much that I decided to come back after finishing my Bachelor’s degree in California.

And this is when love happened.

Even though I had already met Jeongsu, I decided to follow my dream and return to China to live there for a year – and then I would move to South Korea!

I started blogging when I lived in China (Linda Living in China) and love to share what it’s like to live in Asia, embrace Asian culture and be in an intercultural relationship!

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  • Wow! Good luck for your life in China x

  • Wow, very impressive Linda. I enjoy all your social media pages. Have fun and I hope it all leads to great happiness for you. I’m inspired!

    • Thank you Gord! It’s a great compliment that you feel inspired. The whole reason I created this blog is to
      share my experience and help people. Thanks!

  • Joseph

    It is quite fascinating to know there are individuals around the world who embrace the Chinese culture and language! I’m currently a student in the United States, intending to minor in Chinese and I found your blog to be very intriguing. I hope there will be more culturally-aware Americans in the near future. Good luck, Linda on your life journey!

    • Thank you Joseph! Glad to hear that people read my blog. I’m happy to be able to share my stories and experience. Good luck with your Chinese!

  • Hi there!
    Wanted to let you know that I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. You can check out the details in my post here: http://thisgirlabroad.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/liebster-award-please-queue-for-an-autograph/
    Your choice if you’d like to accept or not, but I hope you do! : )

    • of course i do! thats cool! thank you so much!! i’m glad u like my blog!!

  • You looks pretty when you dress the “Chinese style cloth”, sorry what’s the name of that?

  • sabin

    ;o;;o;

  • What an impressive resume 🙂
    I also LOVE the new layout for your blog. And I was also abroad in Japan from 2012 – 2013, so I guess we both fell in love with our respective countries around the same time~

    • cool! haha! Not that impressive come on. And thanks for your compliment about the layout 🙂

  • Great stuff, Linda. It’s awesome discovering other expats who have developed a love for China. My wife and I just moved here three months ago and we’ve definitely fallen in love with this country. Lots of culture shock, but lots of pure joy as well.

    • Thank you Chris! Nice to hear from you! Where in China are you located now? Did you check out my Facebook page yet?https://www.facebook.com/lindalivinginchina

      • We’re in a small city in Sichuan Province… about a couple hours away from Chengdu. It’s great, and the air quality is better than the bigger cities. 🙂

        • sounds good! do you have family there or how come you ended up there?

  • Nope, it’s just me and my wife. We’d been living in Hong Kong for a couple years and then decided to wanted to dive deeper into Chinese culture, so now we’re both here studying the language.

    Are you still working for the Germany marketing company, or have you progressed to another job?

    • oh wow that is so cool! where are you two origially from?? yes, i still work for that company in china! 🙂

      • You should check out my blog for more info. Hehe. I’m from Canada and my wife’s from California. You?

  • Nancy

    Hi,
    Hope everything is going well in your life!
    I’m Nancy and am a freelancer. During searching I found your blog http://lindalivinginchina.com/ very interesting.
    The writer in me is yearning to contribute a piece for your blog, maybe around 400-500 words, or whatever you are okay with.
    I will feel very happy to write for your blog.
    Awaiting your positive response.
    Regards,
    Nancy

  • Calvin

    Hi Linda,

    My name’s Calvin. I found your blog on facebook AMWF page and have been reading everything here like it’s my last day on earth 🙂 Just can’t tell enough of how much I like your stuff here. Excellent writing, beautiful pics and at the same time, very informative. Thank you for all the good work

    About me, I’m a guy growing up and living in Guangzhou for 23 years then studied in Melbourne, Australia and spent 6 years here ever since.

    Like you said, it’s just hard to find any girl that might be interested in Asian guys at oversea. I’ve met an adorable white girl that showed interest at the beginning but decided she just wanted to stay with guys of the same race in the end.

    I guess I was just dumb LOL. Hmmmmmm, maybe I can get some pro tips from your blog? Pretty sure I will.

    Thank you very much for all the good writings and photos. Keep up the good stuff.

    Hope you have a wonderful day. 祝你有美好的一天.

    Best Wishes,
    Calvin

    • Hi Calvin! How sweet! thank you very much! i am sure you will find your dream girl! you seem like a great guy! have you thought about submitting a guest story?

      • Calvin

        Thanks for asking. I feel like if I’m gonna share a story, it will be about a relationship that gets the chance to start.

        As much as all that the viewers of your blog could learn from a fail relationship, a successful and happy-ending story is more of a funny and enjoyable read and at the same time, would encourage more of my fellow Asian buddies to walk out of their safe zone.

        I believe that a man deserves a girlfriend only as awesome as he is and that’s why I’m working really really hard right now. One day, when I find that girl, I will not hold back. It will be a great story that’s gonna make everyone jealous. XD Fingers cross the wait would be short.

        When that day comes, I promise you I will share it 😀

        • haha sounds great! i will keep my fingers crossed for you as well! i am sure she is already out there waiting for you!

  • Joyce

    Dear Linda,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in China, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expatand your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,
    Joyce