The Best First-Time China Itinerary – The Best Places To See In China On Your First Trip

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten China has become a top destination for travellers from all corners of the earth over the past few years. This is no surprise since the country has so many exceptional places and sites to offer. Rich in culture, history and food variety, China should be on everybody’s travel bucket list. However, due to its enormous…

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

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten 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…

The 5 Best Ways To Experience Xishuangbanna

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Yunnan is one of the most traveled provinces in China, if not Asia. However, have you ever heard of “Xishuangbanna”? In my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated travel destinations and not many people have heard of it. When I traveled this region in the province of Yunnan this summer, it simply took my…

The Best Of Old Town Dali in a Day

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten 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…

5 Things I’ve Learned From Teaching English In China

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten Even though I never imagined myself to become an ESL teacher, I slipped into it and am really happy with the experience. I enjoy teaching and improving the future of my students. Teaching in a foreign country is a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and the way people think in the country.…

10-Year China Visa: Explained

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten 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…

5 Tips To Survive Winter In Southern China

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten 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…

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…

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…

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!    …

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…

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…

5 Things I’ve Learned From Working In A Chinese Company

Lesezeit: 4 Minuten It’s been 3 months, since I started working in a Chinese company here in Changsha, Hunan Province. Unlike the “typical” foreigner image in China, I do not teach English but work in the Marketing Department of a Chinese-German company selling computer accessories worldwide. As of now, I am the only foreigner working in the company…

Why You Should Move To A New City Where You Don’t Know A Single Soul

Lesezeit: 6 Minuten A while ago, I read an article published by Elite Daily called “Why You Should Move To A New City Where You Don’t Know A Single Soul”. The title seemed very intriguing and spoke to me. I had just, again, moved to a place I didn’t know anyone a few months ago and wanted to…

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