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After studying abroad in both Beijing and Xi’an in her junior year of college, she knew she wasn’t done with Asia quite yet. With no job or boyfriend holding her back, she hopped on a plane to rural China where she taught English to 1,000 crazy high school students. Then for some unknown reason she thought it would be a great idea to get her master’s degree at a British university in China.

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10 tips for traveling in China without speaking Chinese
I've noticed that many people tend to be worried about visiting China without speaking Chinese. Unlike Thailand where everyone speaks English, China is a bit harder to traverse without speaking the language.
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5 top tips for a magical stay in Japan
Japan has been at the top of my bucket list for YEARS. It's a fascinating mix of old and new, from ultra-modern cities like Tokyo to rural Japan with its mountain temples, tea ceremonies, and ancient traditions. There are just so many things to do in Japan, it can be hard to know where to begin!
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5 challenges every China expat faces (and how to beat them)
Five years of living in China was an incredible experience, but it definitely wasn't easy. Being an expat has its ups and downs, but there are plenty of ways to overcome the typical challenges of living and working in China.
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Expectations vs. reality: why I didn't love Japan's tourist trail
We can all be a victim of our own expectations sometimes, and for me, that was my trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka in a nutshell. I had been dreaming about visiting Japan for YEARS, and my bucket list was out of control.
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Teaching in China vs. teaching online - what's best for you?
Many people dream of traveling long-term or even living abroad. Not so many actually make those dreams a reality. When it comes down to it, there's always something holding you back. It often boils down to a lack of time or money, as one always seems to be missing when you have the other.
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The best way to learn Chinese
I recently sent out a survey asking what people were MOST worried about when it comes to traveling in China. I have to say, I wasn't too surprised when I saw the number one response:
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