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.
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The Freedom Life: March 2019
This March was a BUSY month full of USA travel. From my bachelorette party in Denver to a Southwest US road trip (including California, Vegas, and the Grand Canyon), to a few weekend trips from Palm Desert, I barely had any time to get work done! That said, this month was awesome, and I had a ton of fun moments and memories.
Zhang Mama – The Best Hole in the Wall Restaurant in Beijing
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.
How to Get a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong
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 […]
Racism and Teaching Abroad in China: Will Schools Hire Me if I’m Not White?
“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 […]
Osaka Off the Beaten Path: 20 Unique Things to do in Osaka!
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 […]
Kawaii Sakai: A Girl’s Guide to Exploring Osaka and Sakai
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 […]
Am I Legal to Teach in China?
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 […]
Worst Case Scenario: Medical Repatriation and Flying Home For Treatment
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. When we embark on the adventure of a lifetime, the last thing that we ever really want to think about is the worst-case-scenario. What are the chances of something really bad happening to me anyway? Do I even really need travel insurance? My expat job is […]
Traveling With Curly Hair – How to Care For Curly Hair Abroad
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Taking care of curly hair definitely isn’t easy, especially when you travel or live abroad for an extended period of time. After living in China for five years, I definitely learned a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to caring for curly […]