Tucked away in China’s northeast is a land of soaring volcanoes, monstrous legends, and ancient forests. It’s the ancient homeland for Manchu and Korean ethnicities, as well as a bustling modern hub of science and technology. This is Jilin, a province where stark contrasts—ice and fire, the old and the new—can all thrive.
“Hainan, China’s steamy southern frontier, was once a backwater where disgraced politicians were exiled. Now, it welcomes over 76 million tourists each year. But the sunny province is more than just a vacationers’ mecca… ”
Confucius said: “The benevolent delight in mountains, the wise in waters.” Shandong is where the 5,000-kilometer Yellow River joins the sea, migratory birds come to nest in wetlands and lakes, and the seastruck tourists come to holiday on the Jiaodong Peninsula cities and surrounding islands. Mountain ranges span the entire province, whose name translates to “Mountain East”. We’ll teach you how not to get lost on the “bandit mountain” of Liangshan, the best seasons and times to scale Mount Qimeng, and how to get to the sacred sunrise-watching spot, Taishan.
As an expat in Beijing, you will inevitably visit a hospital in the Chinese capital city for one reason or another. It can be an intimidating prospect, regardless of whether you have been living in the city for a few years or are a total newbie. You will have some questions about visiting a hospital in Beijing, and we hope to answer all of them for you in this guide.
Cost of living is such a broad and subjective concept that it is hard to know where to start. A suitable home for one person is an impossible shoebox for someone else. In China, the variations of expats and incomes is so broad, and the location of your job or school will largely determine where you live, and therefore, how much rent you will need to pay.
After living in China for an extended period of time, you will accumulate stuff. Beautiful antique furniture, vehicles, gorgeous silk textiles, art, clothing, and at least one street cat who became your best friend. When it comes time to leave, you could have anything from a half-dozen boxes to a 40-foot container full of things you simply must get back home.
Moving to a new country is daunting enough, and there are certain things that we just can’t replace or live without. In some cases it might be more economical to ship things to China than to keep them in long-term storage. Maybe you have a family heirloom piece of furniture, or a precious vintage vehicle.
Beijing is massive. It can be the most daunting thing to open up a real estate website and see a list of 500+ suburbs to choose from. In this article, we will share with you the knowledge you need to navigate the intimidating world of Beijing accommodations as well as point you in the direction of some superb tools to make the process a lot easier.