Expat Life

Just how cheap is China? Figuring out the cost-of-living.

Just how cheap is China? Figuring out the cost-of-living.

Curious about how much it costs to live in China? Don’t waste time like i did compiling my own list wasting my weekend in excel, read more to check out what tools I use (now that i’ve been around the block a few times) to set my budget for a move or a trip.

De-Stress, and Engage. 5 Things you need to make time for in China!

De-Stress, and Engage. 5 Things you need to make time for in China!

I was determined not to become a hermit, but if I was stressed where should i go?  Obviously to get a massage, but people look at you funny when you go multiple times a day. Overtime I learned that when I was stressed, feeling disconnected, or bored I would get out and do one of these 5 things. After helping people plan trips to China over the years I realized if you hit each one, you get a great sample of the culture.  The best part, there is room for spontaneity and it works in almost every city! 

8 apps that are going to save your skin in China.

8 apps that are going to save your skin in China.

If you are a fan of doing things the easy way you need to get hip to these resources. I use all of them at least once a day, some are open on my phone all day long.  I highly recommend loading your phone up with these goodies before your trip!

I'm about to save you 10 元 with this 1 china travel trip.

I'm about to save you 10 元 with this 1 china travel trip.

After negotiating the ridiculous tourist price down to something more reasonable, the hard part was over. I relaxed and continued to close out my transaction so I could get back to my wandering.  After turning away I proceeded to separate the change I had received into my pocket change, and the money I stashed in case I met a pickpocket and there it was...