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Chinese Staring Culture – The Fascination With Westerners

China is an enormous country. Xi’an alone is a city of 8.5 million people. You would think that with such a large population there would be a certain level of diversity. Nope. Those 8.5 million people in Xi’an are mostly… Continue Reading →

The Quirks Of Chinese Culture.

I have now been living in China for just over 3 months. There has been a lot of adjusting and adapting in that time. The culture shock was very real when I arrived and it took me a week or… Continue Reading →

Female Packing List – TEFL China

Packing for long term travel can always be a challenge. You need to carefully assess what you want to carry around with you. You need to be sure that it is going to be useful and necessary otherwise it’s just… Continue Reading →

My first 24 hours in Xi’an

It may have taken months for me to get my visa but once I had it I wasted no time. I booked a flight that left a week later and from then on it was a whirlwind! In the days… Continue Reading →

What to expect from a Chinese Standard Medical Check

Hurray. You have made it to China with your work visa in hand. However now, as per your visa conditions, you need a standard medical check. I had mine done the day after arriving in Xi’an and it was crazy…. Continue Reading →

The Headache of a Chinese Work Visa

The Chinese work visa application process has been a slow one. I was offered a job in January. Completed my TEFL qualification at the start of March (Yes, my awesome friend managed to hook me up with a job before… Continue Reading →

Paragliding in Ölüdeniz, Turkey

  In 2013 I went on family holiday to Ölüdeniz in Turkey, Whilst there my sister and I decided we should definitely try out paragliding. Paragliding is on my bucket list and Ölüdeniz is home to the best paragliding in Europe. It would have been… Continue Reading →

5 Lessons From Hong Kong

When I went to New Zealand I flew out with a BUNAC group. My group was made up of 20 people going to both New Zealand and Australia. We had a 3 day stopover in Hong Kong which was action… Continue Reading →

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