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Culture Shock in China – Getting Around Posted by on Jul 27, 2013

When traveling to or living in a country that’s very far away and very different from your own, some culture shock is inevitable.  So far, we’ve discussed the culture shock in China related to eating and drinking.  Today, we’re going to talk about another everyday topic – getting around. When I first arrived in Beijing…

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Culture Shock in China (Part One) Posted by on Apr 16, 2013

Before coming to China on the day of my 23rd birthday, I had lived my entire life in the US. I had traveled to a few other countries in my youth – Italy, Greece, and Canada with my cello group, Mexico with a friend, and both the Netherlands and Jamaica to attend music festivals –…

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