Linda Goes East

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How I Built a Relationship with My Chinese Mother-in-Law

Today’s guest post was written by Jocelyn Eikenburg from Speaking of China. She’s an experienced blogger and writer and has written pieces for the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. When I traveled Hangzhou during Chinese New Year 2015, she and her husband even found time to meet up with me and have dinner together. She’s […] Read more…

The Best Of Old Town Dali in a Day

The Best Of Old Town Dali in a Day

When traveling in Yunnan, China’s beautiful Southwestern province, be sure to stop by Dali. The most interesting part of the city is Dali Ancient Town, built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It’s a beautiful old town city centre with local shops, restaurants, temples, towers and city wall. If you don’t have as much time to […] Read more…

Moving To Another Country In 5 Steps

I am finally making the next big step and move to South Korea to be with my Korean fiancé Jeongsu. We got engaged in December 2014 and are ready to make an end to our long-distance relationship. However, there’s a lot of stress and money involved moving from one country to another. However, I did a lot of […] Read more…

10-Year China Visa: Explained

I recently went to Hong Kong to renew my visa and what I received came as a surprise: a 10-year visa! I read a lot about it on the news and thought it’s a great idea for business people who need to travel back and forth between China and their home country little did I […] Read more…

5 Tips To Survive Winter In Southern China

Yes, we have heard it too many times before: Winter in the southern part of China sucks. Without central heating anywhere, the cold season can be everybody’s worst nightmare. Especially if you live south of the Yangtze river, the natural “heating border”. But what can you do to make your life more endurable during winter […] Read more…

Do You Suffer From Cultural Fatigue?

Cultural fatigue can be defined as a state of being where the small, adverse intricate of the culture begin to bother you out of reasonable proportion after living in another country for an extended amount of time. – Vagabond Journey The recent article published on Vagabondjourney.com on “What is Cultural Fatigue” inspired me to write this post because […] Read more…

5 Must-Have Chinese Apps For Expats in China

I discovered that living in China can be so much easier with the following 5 must-have apps! Shopping, navigation, language or entertainment – these Chinese apps are absolutely essential when living in China and every China expatriat should have them downloaded on their phone! Taobao Taobao is China’s no. 1 online shop where you can buy […] Read more…

How to Succesfully Earn Money with Freelancing

Freelancing has been a popular word whenever you search the Internet for ways to make money. Some of it sounds pretty shady and I think we’ve all seen banners popping up in the middle of our screen claiming to make thousands of dollars per month. Even though some people do make a career and a […] Read more…