Tag: China

5 Signs the Expat Life Could be for you

Welcome to my new “Life as an Expat” series. Recently I’ve had a ton of questions about living as an expat, so in the next few blog posts I aim to answer them, and share a little about how I make my life as a perpetual expat work. Here are 5 signs the expat life could […]

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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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A Picky Eater’s Guide to Food in Asia

Here’s a fact: I’m the world’s pickiest eater. My friends still bring up the time in high school when I wouldn’t eat KFC coleslaw because it was “too spicy”. It’s not due to failings on my mother’s part-we had to sit at the table until all of our food was gone, and I certainly wasn’t one of […]

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Bucket List Adventure: Seeing the Great Wall of China

When I realized I’d been living in Beijing for six weeks and hadn’t seen the Great Wall I was a little embarrassed. Luckily my friend Phoebe invited me along for an overnight trip out to the wall, so I packed a bag and prepared to rub shoulders with a million of my closest Chinese friends. A lot […]

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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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