A British brown man in China – From Beijing to Jining

In a follow up from my first blog, I had woken up the next day in Beijing, and had to think where I was for a short moment. The realisation then dawned upon me that I was not in fact at home, blanketed by central heating, but in the colder hostel room in China. For breakfast, I thought to stick to comfort in familiarity with an egg omelette as part of me acclimatising my stomach of sorts, to avoid having any repeat of an incident similar to previous travels in Tanzania or India…always learn from experience it seems. The local…

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First Leap English, Beijing & Shenyang

Hi! My name is Lewis. I’m originally from the UK, born and raised in a small city called Bath, located in the South West of England. The intention of this blog is to give you an honest insight of my first couple of months in China. I will describe from my own perspective and I’ll try to be as honest as I can. I would describe my first week in China as ‘dangerously interesting’. When I say that now, it was a learning curve for me. But when I first came, I had difficulties in terms my contract with my…

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The capital!

Travel cost; 800-3000RMB return flight/ 400-800RMB sleeper train (If available) Accommodation; 70RMB/night (hostel) Daily budget; 250RMB It took me 10 months since first arriving in china to finally make it to the national capital thats Beijing. My September flight was expensive (1800RMB each way!) but after all the reading up I had done and study from learning Chinese I felt I knew exactly what to do and where to go for the five days I was there. In my opinion I think that there are 5 things in Beijing that you really need to see. This is what I did.…

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