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15+ Best Cultural Experiences & Activities in China to Show Off to Your Family & Friends When They Visit
So, you're living in China and have got some friends, family, or a boyfriend/girlfriend coming to visit. You know all the hot tourist hotspots, restaurants, bars, and clubs to hit, but what about actually showing off something, you know, cultural? After all, 'this is China'—a country brimming with more than 5,000 years of history and traditions. Here's my list of 15+ best cultural experiences and activities in China to show off to your family and friends when they come visit.
A guy once tried to stab me in China—Shanghai, to be specific. No kidding, he pulled out a pocketknife and made multiple swings towards my head. And in all honestly, it was partly my fault.
Moving to China, or any country for that matter, and adjusting to cultural differences can be a very daunting process if you're not well prepared for the significant changes of lifestyle that lie ahead. To help make your journey as smooooth as possible, here's my list of 15+ things to know & watch out for before moving to China.
An E-Bike, or electric scooter, is one of the most popular forms of transportation on the road in China. Everyone's got one, including expats. With that, E-Bikes are hot items for thieves to prey upon, and if you've failed to take the proper steps to secure your ride, you can guarantee that it'll end up in someone else’s hands in the blink of an eye. And hey, that's from my own experience! Here are 5 ways you can protect your scooter/E-Bike in China.
China can be a very DANGEROUS place when it comes to road safety. In a population of over 1.3 billion people with access to bicycles, cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, and scooters, it’s not uncommon to find DROVES of individuals driving recklessly, breaking traffic laws, and putting lives at risk just to get ahead on traffic. And yeah, that includes foreigners too!
Planning on moving to Shanghai, China? Well, before you take that giant leap make sure to check out my list of 15 important things you should do after moving to Shanghai. Here goes …
Thank God for bike sharing in Shanghai. That’s right, in a city of some 24 million people it makes perfect sense for residents to have 24-hour access to an inexpensive way of getting around town; you know, outside of the subway or bus.
A list of 10+ popular and resourceful WeChat Official Subscription Accounts that every expat in Shanghai, China should subscribe to.
Outside of chatting and scrolling through friends’ moments, WeChat’s Official Subscription Accounts are great tools for staying up-to-date with the latest current affairs, jobs, editorials, entertainment, events, and business information not just across China, but also around the world.
"Woop-Woop. That's the sound of the police!" A foreigner getting a traffic ticket in Shanghai, who'd a thought? Yep, it happened to me just twice since I moved to the big city at the start of 2016.
What It’s Like Turning 30 Years Old in China: My Epic Adventure From Shanghai to Guilin, My Favorite Travel Destination in the Country
Karsts hills, bamboo rafting, five-hour cruises, scenic bike routes, hiking trails, and the most beautiful natural scenery you can find across China. What an awesome way to celebrate my 30th birthday in Guilin, China!
Teaching English abroad in China has been the adventure of a lifetime; after all, I’ve taught hundreds of young and passionate ESL learners, experienced new cultures, met people from all walks of life, and explored numerous regions around the world that I once only knew from television and movies. Yet, my journey overseas hasn’t always been paradise, for I too have often fell victim to the mind-numbing pain of feeling homesick, stressed, pessimistic, anxious, bored, disconnected, alone, jealous, and yes, angry at the world for having to slave another day at work while the bosses at the top live comfortably in their mansions and reap in the profits pouring in from the ESL industry. Aargh!
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