How To Book Cheap Domestic Flights in China

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I love traveling. Who doesn’t? But I love traveling even more when I can find the cheapest deal possible! Saving money on flights is especially great because you can use the money saved to spoil yourself during the trip or even create a long adventure with a small budget! Traveling in China is cheap, especially the trains.…

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Do You Suffer From Cultural Fatigue?

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten 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…

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100 Days Left in China – New Plan, New Life

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I’ve been thinking about my future a lot lately. Especially since Jeongsu and I got engaged. I changed my “near future” plans. I had planned to stay in Changsha for about 2 years and then take the next step. However, I decided to move on more quickly. In about 100 days, I will be leaving…

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How To Become A Certified English Teacher

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I’ve been teaching part-time for quite a while now and I love it! I never thought I could be a teacher let alone that I would enjoy it as much as I do. Therefore, I decided to step up and become a certified teacher! It’s really easy and doesn’t cost you a fortune!    …

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Etiquette for a Traditional Chinese Wedding

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten The first guest post of 2015 is from the writers from Love Asian Women. They write about dating and marriage in Asia and, following my own “Engagement Diary Part 1“, they share their etiquette tips for a traditional Chinese wedding today! Unfortunately I won’t wear a beautiful red Chinese dress for my Korean/German/American wedding but more on…

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5 Must-Have Chinese Apps For Expats in China

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten 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…

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Foodporn in China: The Best Street Food in Beijing

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Travel and food go together like peanut butter and jelly. Especially in China, foodies like me and Jeongsu feel like in heaven! During our short trip to Beijing about 2 weeks ago, we went all out and tried the local street food cuisine! Check out the best places to enjoy local Chinese street food and weird…

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How To Conquer The Great Wall in Half A Day

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Beijing was the first place I had ever been to in China. In early summer 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the Chinese capital for a whole week with our University Chinese course. It was super exciting and an experience I will never forget. That’s why I was super happy when I had the…

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“Your Face Is So Small!” And Other Weird Compliments

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten The other day, I decided to be social and went to a “Chinese Corner”, a meet-up for locals and foreigners to meet and engage in conversations. It was really fun! There were lots of people there and we got divided into beginners, intermediate and advanced according to our Chinese language skills. I ended up in…

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8 Things You Need to Know About Chinese SIM Cards

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten China is the country with the most mobile users in the world. If you live in China, I am sure you bought a Chinese SIM card in order to stay mobile. Cellphone plans are pretty cheap and the purchasing process is easy. However, there are certain things you should be aware of before purchasing a…

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A Complete Guide To Zhangjiajie National Park in China

Lesezeit: 5 Minuten I already talked about my amazing trip to Fenghuang in the western part of Hunan Province but I totally forgot to write a post about Zhangjiajie for you! It’s been a few weeks since the trip but a good travel recommendation is never too late!  It was a wonderful trip but also had a very…

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Polyglottes Lernen: Ähnliche Wörter in Chinesisch und Koreanisch

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Complete Guide to Fenghuang Ancient Town in China

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Traveling China by Bus and Train

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten China is a country with a variety of sceneries: it has mountains, beaches, lakes, valleys, rivers, deserts, ice and much much more to offer. With its 22 provinces, the country has plenty of tourist attractions and something to offer for everyone. Luckily, China’s infrastructure is getting more and more advanced and more and more cities…

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10 Reasons Why I Love China

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten A lot of people I met during my time here in the US ask me what I want to do when I am graduating in March and when I say I am going back to live in China some of them ask why. That’s why I decided to write a post about my top 10…

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The Hardest Chinese Characters 最难写的汉字

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Heyuan: One of China’s Hidden Treasures

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Since China is such a huge country, there are thousands of unique places to travel to. From the big cultural sights in Beijing and Xi’an over great landscape in Guilin and Yangshuo to developed metropoles like Shenzhen: The Middle Kingdom offers something for everyone. However, there is one place that unites culture, landscape and city…

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Happy Chinese National Day! 国庆节快乐!

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Today it’s finally here, October 1st, the economic wonder of China is turning 64! This means, today, exactly 64 years ago, Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic of China with a ceremony held on Tiananmen Square. If you want to skip the history lesson ahead continue reading at “What do see and do on October 1st…

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Western Woman in China

Lesezeit: 5 Minuten Even though there’s already many blog posts about this topic, I would also like to share my personal experience about being a Western women in China. As Sara Jaaksola described in her blog post “Being a Western Woman in China”, there’s not a lot of foreign women living in China, or at least in our Chinese…

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Chinese Song of the Week: Escape Plan – 夜空中最亮的星

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten I have been totally addicted to this song by Chinese rock band 逃跑计划 (táo páo jì huá) which stands for Escape Plan. The pop/rock/indie band was formed in 2007 in Beijing. Their first album “Take me Away” was released on August 8, 2008. They even won  the best new comer award of Tencent’s Starlight Awards 星光大典 in December…

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