China Travel Guide

Moving To China Checklist

Moving To China Checklist

How have I not already made a Moving To China Checklist?! I have almost 100 videos from Beijing, tons of blog posts about Nanjing, a China packing list & more. I receive thank you messages from people saying how much those videos and blog posts […]

5 Tips For Teaching English In China

5 Tips For Teaching English In China

Today I want to share the top 5 things I wish I knew before teaching English in China! In case you’re new here, I lived in Nanjing and Beijing for most of 2016, alongside my husband who was studying Chinese. I came with him on […]

Beijing Craft Beer Guide

Beijing Craft Beer Guide

How to Drink Well In Beijing The scene surrounding craft beer in Beijing isn’t quite as active as it is in your average US city, but it’s growing like crazy! Welcome to the Ultimate Beijing Craft Beer Guide! This post will continue to grow alongside the […]

Is Hong Kong Part Of China?

Is Hong Kong Part Of China?

Technically, Yes Ready for a watered down version of Hong Kong history? Here we go. Back when China was ruled by various dynasties, Hong Kong was, for the most part, governed by China. Then, in the 13th century, the Mongols established power in Hong Kong […]

What Is IKEA Like In China?

What Is IKEA Like In China?

The Weird Thing About IKEA In China On first glance, Chinese IKEA looked nearly identical to my familiar American stores. Then I noticed something. Every single bed, sofa, sectional, and cozy chair was occupied by someone napping. I hope you know I’m not exaggerating when I say “every […]

Eating Peking Duck In Beijing, China

Eating Peking Duck In Beijing, China

The Dining Experience Eating Peking duck in Beijing is something you’ve got to add to your bucket list! I had seen plenty of bright red ducks hanging from shop windows in San Francisco’s Chinatown, but I had no idea what the actual dining process was like […]

Is China Safe?

Is China Safe?

Is China Safe? Yes. I lived in China for most of 2016. Before we left, I planned for the China I had envisioned my whole life, which was sort of a scary place. The truth is, I didn’t know much about China and most of […]

20 China Travel Hacks

20 China Travel Hacks

I’m not going to sugar coat it, China is a little intimidating for first-time visitors. But don’t worry! I’m here to give you all my top China travel hacks! In case you’re new, I spent most of 2016 living in China, writing blog posts, and making […]

Finding An Apartment in Beijing Chaoyang

Finding An Apartment in Beijing Chaoyang

Finding An Apartment In Beijing Agency, Or No? My husband and I stayed at a hotel for our first few days in Beijing to bide time. I have to be honest – I wasn’t much help with finding an apartment in Beijing. Eric speaks Chinese, […]

Ultimate Guide To Using VPN In China

Ultimate Guide To Using VPN In China

Update (August 8 2017): All of this information is still relevant! If you’re worried about the news that came out in July about the Chinese government blocking all VPN usage by 2018 (here), then you haven’t seen the most recent statement from the PRC (here). […]