Posts Tagged ‘China’

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The Middle Kingdom

Matt and Tara Banker packed it in, or in reality, packed it up and moved to Beijing, China. After spending the last few years living/working there, they have created The Middle Kingdom to write about their experiences and help others who are choosing the same path. As Tara states: “Not in Kansas Anymore”.

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Off the Beaten Path

Stan Diamond was an educator for most of his working life. But, it was his explorations and travels of the world that made his style of teaching unique. Now retired, he has begun to document his experiences – leading others down exciting paths they may not have chosen without his inspiration to guide them.

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Shanghai Shangrila

What happens when you decide to move from Los Angeles, California to Shanghai, China? According to Tiffany and Mike: ‘an experience of a lifetime’! They relate their trials, tribulations and joys in a ‘week in review’ manner. They also include a Picture of the Day to bring it all together.

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Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory – Book Review

Hessler was a journalist for the New Yorker magazine based in Beijing. In the period from 2001 to 2007, he frequently drove around China and wrote about the changes in the local culture. An American who spoke Mandarin, he was able to interact with the locals in ways a tourist cannot.

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A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

Mary Anne Oxendale has lived as an ex-pat for most of her adult life. She’s gone from backpacker to EFL teacher and has been blogging for quite a long time. Not only are her sites (yes, more than one) filled with wisdom and wit -emphasis on wisdom and wit – she still finds time to… [...]

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Life in a Sack

Life in a Sack chronicles the travels of Paul Duan. Though currently “locked down” in a day job (money pays for travel), he has been writing about his past experiences and recent explorations. Paul’s not a self-professed “adrenaline junkie” but he has done his share of “adrenaline-producing” fun stuff – like biking Bolivia’s “Death Road”.

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Fabian in Shanghai

Fabian in Shanghai is really about Fabian in Shanghai. (No, really.) While on a one year stint as a language student, Fabian Haverbeke has also set out to discover the cultural and societal aspects that are uniquely China. His observations are truly surprising.

Another F***ing Travel Blog

TD and Kim are two San Franciscan natives who took advantage of an unexpected lay-off to set off for 15 months of Round the World travel.

My life in Shanghai

Nick’s blog of observations and adventures in Shanghai and beyond is perceptive, well-written and complemented by photos from everyday life.

The Long Horse Ride: Interview with Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis is on an 8,000 kilometre horse ride from Beijing to London.

The culmination of the 2008 Beijing Olympics marked the start of the horse ride, which is scheduled to finish in London in 2012.

The ride is designed to carry a goodwill message from Beijing to London, as well as raise funds for disadvantaged children through the work of Schoolchildren for Children.

Just before she was about to set out on the second stage of her journey, I exchanged emails with Megan about the inspiration behind this trip, and her experiences so far.

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