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.…

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5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Lesezeit: 5 Minuten The city of Nanjing has always been far up on my travel bucket list in China. Especially its history had intrigued me since the city was the capital of numerous dynasties and was even named “the capital of the world” during the Tang Dynasty, when China was an extremely wealthy empire with a high standard…

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A Day in Suzhou’s Famous Watertown Tongli 同理

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten China is famous for its economic boom and megacities that just seem to pop out of nowhere. However, there are still these picturesque small towns with their traditional Chinese charm so many travelers are looking for. During the 2015 Chinese New Year break, I visited Suzhou and it’s nearby water town Tongli 同理, an iconic…

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5 Fun and Free Things to Do in Shanghai

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Today’s guest post is by a very talented travel blogger named Jess! She’s blogging at Tripelio.com and has been traveling to all different parts of the world. She especially loves traveling in China and has five insider tips on what to do in Shanghai for absolutely free!  “Shanghai is truly a city like no other.…

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Tsingtao Beer Museum: A Must In Qingdao

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Qingdao was the first stop of my two-week Chinese New Year trip. The city had been on my travel bucket list for a while and I was so excited to finally make it over there. Especially the city’s history of German occupation attracted me. Germany wasn’t a big imperial power unlike the British, French or…

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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…

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Where to Spot The Most Beautiful Plum Blossoms in Nanjing

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten Without suffering the bone-chilling cold, how could you enjoy smelling the fragrance of plum blossoms?〜Chinese Proverb 不经一番寒彻骨,焉得梅花扑鼻香?   The past few months have been rather overwhelming for me and traveling during Chinese New Year was one of the things I had to do to be able to process my situation and continue with my life here…

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Top Things to do in Seoul for Single Women Travellers

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Since I’m traveling alone right now, I thought it would be a great idea to feature a guest post on things to do for single women travellers! Geneva from TripHobo (a Travel Social Network) shared her tips on the best things to do in Seoul if you are a female traveling alone! All set for a solo…

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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…

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How To Get Chinese Fonts For Word

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone.…

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5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Matcha

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Have you ever had a “Matcha Latte”? They are super delicious green drinks but what exactly is “matcha”? The answer might astonish you! I’ve started drinking matcha on a daily basis and noticed some positive changes to my body. There are endless advantages of matcha over other beverages such as coffee or regular tea! What…

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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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Photo Friday: As Calm As The Ocean

Lesezeit: < 1 minute This is the second post for my new “Photo Friday” series! I will be posting one of my favorite shots that I took during travels or living abroad or from my home! Photography is a passion of mine and I also want to share the beautiful moments of life with you! This first photo was taken…

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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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Using Korean: A Guide to Contemporary Usage + FREE DOWNLOAD!

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten This year, I will start with some interesting book reviews of both language aids, such as textbooks and phrasebooks, as well as novels related to China, Korea and Asia in general. Today, I am presenting to you one of the greatest language learning aids for the Korean language. I started learning Korean less than a…

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Photo Friday: One Night in Bangkok

Lesezeit: < 1 minute I wanted to start something creative on my blog and figured I could do a “Photo Friday” series! I will be posting one of my favorite shots that I took during travels or living abroad or from my home! Photography is a passion of mine and I also want to share the beautiful moments of…

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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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Engagement Diary: 1. How Is This Even Possible?

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I have been engaged for a month now and it’s been great. Well, Jeongsu is in Korea and I’m in China so our lives continued normally. My family and friends were surprisingly supportive of this engagement which I didn’t expect. I thought there would be some serious drama but there was none (yet). I’m still…

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