Its been almost 2 months since Christmas (AKA my favourite time of the year), and I’m getting post holiday blues with no major events upcoming! Last Christmas was a little different to many other Christmas’ for me, because I didn’t get to spend it in the UK with my family. **cry**
I’m sitting here writing this on the eve of travelling to South Korea for 10 days, wondering how I got so lucky as to be able to do all of this.
The last time I wrote a blog post, we were living in smoggy, tier three, Xiangyang. Now, that living experience didn’t come without its benefits; we became really appreciative of the western luxuries that we took for granted, and being thrown into a city where they spoke next to no English really forced us to immerse ourselves in the culture.
Having completed a short trip to Zhangjiajie, we thought it would be nice to start writing itineraries! We spent two shorts days there, but found that we had seen so many amazing places, and didn’t feel too pressured for time.
Here are our ‘Top Ten Chinese Phrases’ that help us navigate our way through living in China.
I cook most days and immerse myself in the culture elsewhere.
One of the biggest hurdles I faced when moving to China was the food. It sounds ridiculous, I know.
Preferably somewhere where they speak more English, and Pizza is more readily available.
If you didn’t already know, Chinese cities are categorised into ‘tiers’. There are four tiers in the system, all of which are assessed and placed depending on population, politics, and gross domestic product.