Having diarrhea in China (and how you can beat it)

Daily life

October 25, 2018

Having diarrhea in China is probably the most unusual thing I’ve written about. Before you navigate away from the page, however, let me tell you that this blog may actually help you (and only partly gross you out). By the end, you’l...

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7 weird things you will probably do in China

Daily life

August 14, 2018

While you’re living and teaching in China, you’ll have a lot of amazing experiences. You’ll adapt yourself to a culture that’s very different to your own, and see sites you always dreamed of seeing in real life. You’l...

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20 basic Mandarin phrases to help you survive in China

Daily life

May 19, 2018

When I first thought about writing a blog on the most useful, basic Chinese phrases for a foreigner in China, I didn’t know where to start. I’ll be honest – if you never eat out, don’t travel anywhere, don’t go to bar...

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Chinese toilets – your guide to surviving the squat

Daily life

April 30, 2018

When you move to China to teach you’ll find yourself dealing with a lot of new things. You’ll have to try to learn a few Mandarin words and work to overcome problems caused by not knowing the language. You’ll be faced with all...

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7 weird things in China that gave me culture shock

Daily life

April 12, 2018

As a foreigner in China, I initially experienced a lot of culture shock. Several things that I saw here frustrated and angered me. Nobody ever thought to brief me on what to expect or to explain why these things were happening. Eventually howev...

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