Category: Living in China

Where to get a Wax in Beijing

This post is for the ladies, although I’m sure some of my male readers are also interested in taking care of their er….excess body hair as well. Waxing is definitely not a big thing in China, in fact most Chinese girls haven’t begun shaving their legs, which definitely made me feel better in winter when I’d […]

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How NOT to Find a Job Teaching English In China (Part 4)

This is part four of a four-part series about my experience finding a job and teaching English in China. To get the full story you should start at part one. I’m also planning a post titled “How to Find a Job Teaching English in China”, which will include advice on visas, agents, pay rates, and insurance. Looking […]

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You Know you Live in Beijing When…

This is a tongue-in-cheek post about what it’s like to live in Beijing. Some of my friends were nice enough to offer some thoughts about their time living here as well.   You Know you Live in Beijing When: You’ve accidentally peed on yourself while using a squat toilet. You’re completely used to people staring […]

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How NOT to Find a Job Teaching English in China (Part 2)

This is part two of a four-part series about my experience finding a job, and teaching English in China. For part one click here.   Surprisingly, I slept like a baby, and was woken by the putrid smell of the mattress, where my face was squished and my mouth wide open. I braved the shower and […]

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How NOT to Find a Job Teaching English In China (Part One)

As most people know, my time in China has been a complete rollercoaster. I’ve decided to write about my experience finding a job here, so that anyone thinking about teaching English in China can learn what not to do. However if I wrote one post about my experience it would be well over 2000 words long, so I’ll be splitting […]

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Weird Things in China: Sleeping in Public

If there’s one thing I admire about the Chinese, it’s their ability to fall asleep anywhere. As a self-confessed “princess” when it comes to sleep, I’m continually amazed at how the Chinese can catch a few zzzz’s when ever they feel like it. I can’t sleep in planes, trains, or cars. I usually sleep sprawled on my […]

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Weird things in China: Staring at Foreigners

Why hello there! Yes it has been some time since my last post. China is still kicking my ass daily, but for now I’d like to talk about something else. Welcome to my new blog series. “Weird things in China”. Here I’ll discuss all the weird and wonderful things I experience as I live in […]

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5 Chinese New Year Resolutions for my New Life in China

It’s now less than two weeks until I pack up my apartment and move to Beijing!  And considering it was Chinese New Year last night, I decided I need some resolutions for this year. I’m not entirely sure if the Chinese actually do the whole resolution thing, but I guess I’ll discover that when I […]

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