As I begin the journey of an expat life in China, this page will offer an insight into what that life is like. Everything from the first impressions upon arriving to China, to the misadventures of a first grocery shopping. Here I offer an open door into what my life as an expatriate is. This is my diary of an expat.
What to do and where to go with only 24 hours to spend in the capital of China.
Here’s all you need to know, if you only have 24 hours to spend in Beijing.
China’s capital, Beijing, one of the oldest cities in the world.
Here is a short list of odd things about the city I realized during my first visit to the capital of China.
A summary of my first two months of living in China as an expat, and a look of what lies ahead for me.
What are the things that change when you stop travelling full-time and make the move to become an expat?
From travelling less to having a more authentic experience, here are the things that changed for me.
One of the most beautiful sights in northeastern China are the Changbai mountains, Changbaishan.
Here is all you need to know about visiting Changbaishan and Heavenly Lake.
Getting kicked out of 2 hotels and visiting 2 police stations in 2 days was definitely not part of my plan.
This is what happened when I tried to travel through China without a passport.
Maybe not the best of ideas, and definitely not my best moment.
First part of my misadventure while travelling without a passport in China.
12 crucial things to know before making to move to relocate to China as an expat.
Changchun, the city I know call home.
Check all there is to see and do in this not-so-touristy but colourful part of northeast China!
Did she just throw a fish bone to the floor?
Why did she just take a picture of me?
What do you mean I have no seat?!?!?!
These are just some of the questions that came to mind as I was riding my first train ride in China. Read on to know more.
Have you heard of Shenyang?
This beautiful city in the northeast part of China is one off-the-beaten-path, and a beautiful one.
Get to know Shenyang and all there is to it in this amazing travel guide to Shenyang.
Thinking of going to China to teach?
Here is all you need to know regarding the Chinese work Z visa and how to get it.
My first few hours in China were already testing me. From getting through customs to being harshly cut in line, to almost half a plane falling ill to motion sickness, China wasn’t messing around.
Here are all the details.
With only a few days to go before the big move, I begin to question everything to the point that I doubt whether I should go.
Here’s what kept me going and how I ultimately decided to leave.
One day I’m in the middle of my trip around the world, when suddenly I find myself having to go back home to prepare to go work to China!
Here is a prelude of how I got there and how I’ve been coping for my eventual move to China.