This month I took a visa trip to Thailand and had a Bridesmaids dress tailoring catastrophe in Vietnam!
Deciding on the perfect section of the Great Wall to hike can be hard. How do you avoid the crowds? What’s the best way to get there? Which area should I hike to get the perfect photo?
China, probably more than any other country in the world, has embraced mobile technology and the digital age. It’s ironic, if you think about it, considering China’s heavy-handed censorship. Yet there’s no doubt that if you as an expat want to integrate into China’s modern society, you need to get on board China’s ever-evolving technology.
I just want to reiterate that not everyone in Vietnam eats cats or dogs, and I’d probably venture to say that most people (especially in developed cities) do not torture or eat cats. However, this animosity towards cats is pretty prevalent here in Hoi An, which is why places like Vietnam Cat Welfare (also known as Jack’s Cat Cafe) have so much work to do.
Zhang Mama is dirty, crowded, the staff are kind of rude (with a few exceptions) and the menu is only in Chinese characters. But WOW is the food here good. There’s a reason why you’ll need to wait an hour for a table most evenings.
Feature photo by Kris Krug. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info! This post is continuously updated. If any of the below information is inacurate, please leave a comment and let me know ASAP. Going to Hong Kong is one of the easiest ways to get your Chinese visa […]
“The school says I look ‘too Asian’ to work there. I’m not even Asian!” “I’m not a native speaker, but I have tons of experience. Why won’t they hire me in China?” “How do the Chinese view black people? Should I be worried??” There is a TON of misinformation about racism in China, and I […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. So many people skip over Osaka. They plan a day or two in the city, using Osaka as a base for flights and day trips. Maybe they stop by Dontonburi or take a quick river cruise. But Osaka is so much more than a […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. After five years of living in China, and two years of This Beijing Life, things have changed. I left my job as a college counselor in China, and now I’m living a life on my terms. I’m my own boss, I travel when I want, and […]
On my most recent trip to Japan, I decided to get a little off the beaten path and explore a few new areas around Osaka, including Kobe and Sakai. I’d actually never even heard of Sakai before I did a little research and discovered this beautiful city is only 30 minutes away from Osaka on […]