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Should I Teach in China, Korea, or Japan? Honest Pros and Cons.

So You Want to Teach English in Asia? The most popular countries in which to teach EFL in East Asia are easily China, Korea, and Japan. Each one has its pros and cons with regards to the jobs available, working standards, cultural rules, and a hundred other areas you should be aware of. Having taught …

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A Complete Guide to Living and Working in China

China is a wonderful place to live and work for so many reasons: its extensive cuisine, deep and alluring history, fascinating language, thriving economy, unparalleled natural beauty – the list goes on and on. it’s also a terrible place, politically, but that shouldn’t necessarily stop you from moving there (trust us, as angry liberals who …

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5 Books to Read Before You Visit China

China is the oldest nation on Earth that has never been truly conquered or had its culture destroyed. It offers more to learn than any other country you could ever visit. It is also an increasingly popular tourist destination and place to live as an immigrant (or expat if you prefer). Before you visit any …

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Review: The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

‘All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.’ The subject of history is one that concerns politics, economics, and philosophy. Lessons from the past teach us how to proceed into the future. And yet, for so long, books on history have been simply that. Recently, however, a trend has emerged amongst …

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Shanghai Guide: 48 Hours in China’s Metropolis

Shanghai is a metropolis where old Chinese traditions meet futurism and modern technology. It has some of the best restaurants on Earth and a host of incredible museums, galleries, and hidden cultural secrets to discover. If you’ve got 48 hours in Shanghai, you can see so much of the city and discover the full beauty …

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Best of China Travel: Unmissable Food in Xi’an

Explore a Unique Cuisine Travelling to Xi’an is an amazing experience for so many reasons and, when it comes to eating, Xi’an boasts a unique and diverse cuisine that will provide you with plenty of mouthwatering options. Xi’an people are passionate about their food and it shines through in the multitude of delicious dishes you …

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Home Comforts in Shanghai – A China Expat Guide

We move away from home for any number of reasons. Some of us want to learn about a different culture or try a new cuisine or language. Many of us have to work. But for all of the new, there’s always at least some old, some home comforts, that we often crave. These are different …

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Visiting the Nanjing Massacre and Zheng He Memorials (China)

Where is Nanjing? Nanjing is home to more than 7 million people, a modest population by Chinese standards. But with its proximity to the mountains and the Yangtze river, the city can feel like a cozy town compared to the all-pervasive presence of people and concrete in Shanghai. Which is ridiculous, because “cozy town” has …

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Find Peace in Moganshan, China: A Three Day Guide

Moganshan, China – Travel Guide “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee My birthday wish this year was simple: to escape the suffocating crowds of Shanghai and bask in the fresh air, blue skies and wide-open spaces of the …

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