Things to Do in Kunshan, China + ATTRACTIONS + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES. SEE MY TRAVEL ADVENTUReS IN KUNSHAN! | by a FORMER Kunshan Expat
Shanghai vs. Kunshan; I know, it's a difficult choice to make, especially considering that both cities are vastly different but lie within a few minutes train ride from each other.
One of the best things about living and working in Kunshan is being able to receive more 'bang' for your 'buck'; that is, your money can go a lot further because of the city's low cost of living.
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As I sit and punch in letters on my keyboard on this 14th day of December 2015, I can’t help but reminisce on all of the good, the bad, and ugly experiences I’ve have during my time in China. It’s certainly been an interesting adventure over the past 4 years; after all, I’ve met and made friends with people from all across the world, picked up some Mandarin, traveled to numerous tourist destinations in-and-around the country, taught hundreds of students, been on the local news, ‘starred’ in a local TV series, been in a stable relationship for over 2.5 years, learned MMA, and have been called “wai gou ren” nearly 1 million times and counting.
I've had many interesting experiences during my time in China, ranging from the good, the bad, and the ugly. There have been times where I've cursed out the world and felt that I needed to hop on the next flight out of the country. Then there have been other magnificent occasions where I've felt happy enough to proclaim China as my second home. One of those particular instances occurred during 2015 National Holiday week.
So, back in the late summer of 2012 I had the opportunity to work as an extra in a popular Chinese television series about Bruce Lee’s martial arts master, Yip, or, Ip Man. One day, a friend of mine had gave me a ring and expressed that an associate of his was looking to cast 3 foreigners in the TV flick. They’d pick us up in vans, we’d shoot the scenes for a while, and that’s literally all we knew. But who could turn down an offer like that, especially when you’re an adventurous newbie to the country?
So, the story goes: Only a few months into China, I was near Tinglin Road in Kunshan and I had just withdrew 1,000RMB from an ATM for an upcoming trip. I rode my green public bike home, placed the bike into a rack, and reached into my pocket to pull out my Public Bike Card, but realized that my wallet was gone. I'd back track several dozen meters to search for it, but it was no where in sight.
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