When I arrived in China, it wasn’t just me, but a large group of around 50 people all starting at the same time as me. Plenty of Americans, South Africans and people from the UK as well as one Russian… Anyway, it was a great time to make some new friends as everyone was on […]Read More The next trip – Nanjing!
I figured it was about time to write about the different places I had been in China rather than just talk about day to day life in Beijing. This blog is called TravelStrachan after-all! The first place I went to was not too far from Beijing though, it was around 3 hours on a public […]Read More My First Trip outside Beijing – The Mountains of Bai Shi Shan
I will not lie, you will pretty much use you phone for absolutely everything in China, from ordering a taxi right the way through to paying for food at a local shop or restaurant. But what apps are the absolute essentials? This will go through what I feel is the top 5 for people living […]Read More Top 5 apps you need whilst in China
Recently I have talked about the extra cirricular activities in China, but what about the work here? Is it worth it? All I will say is YES! Firstly, to get a job all you will need is to have a degree (any degree) and a TEFL certificate – that will help you get the job but […]Read More The Job Here
The last post I wrote about was the people of China and how helpful they can be to people like me, who don’t have a clue what they are doing half the time. But a lot of people ask me, ‘What do you actually do in China?’ Well, the truth is, I live a busy […]Read More Daily Life in China
The last time I blogged about this I kinda focused on the stuff that would shock people once they first arrive in China. The toilets and how the pollution can be bad therefore causing the spitting thing. But seriously, these are probably the only things that will shock people. The rest of the differences in […]Read More The People of China
Firstly, if you were under the impression that there wouldn’t be much of a cultural difference between the West and China then this is the blog for you… It will help you massively going forwards. OK so im sure you’ve noticed that ive touched on this before – when coming to China, taking the time […]Read More Cultural differences between the West and China