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.
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. Both here and over at Go Overseas, I write a lot about teaching abroad in China, and I get a TON of questions on the topic. So out of curiosity, I decided to survey hundreds of people (literally) about their biggest worry or concern when […]
Richelle, my school hasn’t paid me for 2 months, what do I do?? I receive emails and messages about this topic more than I like to admit. While most of you will never have this problem, it is a huge worry, and this can happen to the best of us. Whether you found this article […]
After living in China for five years, I’d like to think I’ve become an expert on how to convert RMB to USD and vice versa. I’ve literally tried every trick in the book, to find affordable ways to get my USD into China, and my RMB out of China. I switched American banks for free […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Whether you’re heading to China for a week or a year, there are a few apps you’re definitely going to need on your phone. Due to China’s internet censorship (among other things), most of the apps you’re used to using back home or on […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. I get it, Chinese food can be scary. But when I meet people who ‘ve been to China and say they hated the food, I have to say, it breaks my heart a little. Yes, Chinese food in China is very different from the […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Traveling by train is my favorite way to get around China. It’s cheap, convenient and perfect for the budget traveler. Whether it’s a high-speed train from Beijing to Shanghai or a 24-hour overnight train from Shenzhen to Chengdu, I almost always choose Chinese trains […]