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|clairelouise 8 posts||
Could anyone please give me any information as to what living in China is like??
I haven't travelled before and I have been given the possible opportunity of working for Disney English in China. So any advice on that would be great too!!
|kyddy 6 posts||
It all depends on which city you will live in.If you want to know the real life in China, you can leave the message to me .
|tark1 2 posts||
As kyddy said, it all depends on the city you are staying in and what sort of lifestyle you want to live.
You can spend the same amount of money per month as you would in a western country, if you live in a big city such as Beijing or similar and live the same lifestyle. Or you could live the same western lifestyle for a lot less money in a smaller city/Provence.
Then on the other hand you can live like a local Chinese person who earns from ¥ 1,500 to ¥3000 depending on job & position per month. Eat out at small mum and dad restaurants, buy drinks from street side stalls and live in 1 bedroom apartment buildings with no lift instead of massive gated and security apt complexes.
Living in China is a blast but at the end of the day, China is what you make of it. Everyone lives different from one person to the next. All I can do is touch on a few life examples then let you work it out when you arrive. All the best!
|JILL54 2 posts||
I've been living in China for about 4 months now :) enjoying it! I live in a small town so life is simple and we save our money for travelling. I'm on the China Internship.
Have a read at my blog, all my experiences are on there!
|Dave101 14 posts||
just read quite a bit of your blog there, interesting stuff! glad to see im not the only 'weird' one for not liking fish with gills, fins, bones all attached!
|lowrijos13 3 posts||
I'm currently in China on a gap year. I also have a blog at www.lowrijos.co.uk
Personally, I absolutely love it here! I get 1500RMB a month and it's well enough to live on in a small town like the one I live in. I do find that I spend much more when I visit bigger cities or if I decide to splugre on Western brands. Like someone else has said, you have to make it what you want it to be. I've joined a local yoga class and I love playing badminton and ping pong with the my students. I also love going on walks and just seeing where I end up!
If you make the best of it, you'll have an AMAZING time in China! :)
|Dave458 41 posts||
10% of the time you will get what you're expecting.
I love it.
|adejones472 1 post||
I'm not going to get all misty eyed about how great China is. There is good and bad everywhere and you just have to make the most of the one and avoid/learn to tolerate the other. The people are great, the food is fine if you make sure you eat somewhere clean, transport is cheap, and the cost of living is low.
If you've never seen women spit in the street, or people defacating in open cubicles on a squat toilet, then prepare for an eye opener. Also, as in many places, there can be shady folks seeking to take advantage of the ignorant laowai, so learn your numbers quickly! And the censorship and bureaucracy is painful.
China is not paradise on Earth, nowhere is. But it's as good a place as any.