Before you hit the books and start studying, here are a few things to think about!
This July 4th I was thinking of all the Holidays I spent abroad. For the first 6 months or so I thought it was fun to fully immerse myself and celebrate Chinese holidays only. I worked through the traditional American holidays and sleepily sent Skype holiday greetings to my friends….
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.
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!