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Real Chinese Food – Drinks Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

We’ve been learning a lot about real Chinese food over the last few months, so put down the orange chicken and fortune cookies right now and go back to review the previous posts: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks As you can see, there’s no shortage of delicious food available at all times of the day in…

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Getting Around in Chinese Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

China is a massive country with equally massive cities. Trying to navigate your way around the Middle Kingdom and metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai can be quite intimidating – especially when you have to do it in Chinese! Anyone who has traveled to or lived in China can attest to the fact that English is…

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Culture Shock in China – Face Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

It’s been quite a while since our last post about Culture Shock in China, so here’s a quick recap with the links of the previous posts for those who missed out: Food/Dining Out Drinking Apartments Bathrooms Getting Around Today, I’ll dive into one aspect of Chinese culture that has always been hard for me to…

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Rice Posted by on Sep 7, 2015

Way back in the spring of 2008, I was gearing up to graduate from Michigan State and busy juggling classes, a few internships, and an independent study. In the downtime at work, I crafted my resume and scoured job postings online. I attended a handful of job fairs and even volunteered at a few of them…

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10 Tips for First Time China Visitors Posted by on Mar 23, 2015

After living in China for five years, I’ve had plenty of experience giving advice to people traveling here for the first time. Thanks to my involvement in the Couchsurfing community, I’ve had tons of guests over the years who have picked my brain about visiting the Middle Kingdom. There are also at least a few times…

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Culture Shock in China – Apartments Posted by on Apr 3, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about culture shock in China, so here are the links to the past posts for those of you who may have missed them: Eating: Many Westerners arrive in China shocked to find some of the things that Chinese people like to eat (mmm… chicken feet). Drinking: From funky…

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Top 10 of 2013 Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

Yet another year is coming to a close here, and while some people loathe end of the year Top 10 lists, I happen to be a huge fan of them. When I was a kid, I used to write down my Top 10 songs of the year every year, after much deliberation of course. I…

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