Netherlands flower town Shenzhen

Dutch flower town Shenzhen     Making recreations of international places is not a new idea in Guangdong or China … More

Ocean walk in Yantian

Walking by the ocean is something many people enjoy and take comfort in, and Shenzhen being a coastal city offers … More

How to Transfer Money Out of China the Legal Way

How to Transfer Money Out of China the Legal Way You’ve worked hard to fill your bank account with lots … More

Reverse Culture Shock – returning home

Reverse Culture Shock   As an ESL teacher you more than likely have been given advice, both well-meaning and strident, … More

Things to do before you leave China for good

It’s finally here—you’re leaving China and ain’t coming back. Maybe it’s a new job opportunity. Maybe it’s an emergency or … More

Convenience store snacks in Taiwan

Something I like to do as I travel around Asia is check out the local convenience stores.  They are usually … More

Five reasons to live in Shenzhen

Five reasons to live in Shenzhen, China This tech manufacturing hub has its musical and bookish sides too   Lying … More

Things I have learned being in China

Many of you are considering coming to China to teach and some of you have already arrived but are having … More

Dafen oil painting village

A day out in Dafen   Shenzhen has several art communities and creative spaces, but the most popular and well … More

Splendid China in Shenzhen

A splendid day out Splendid China is one of Shenzhen’s most popular and long-lasting attractions, it has been entertaining locals … More