Tag Archives: Beijing

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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Beijing forbidden city

Life in China

Hey guys seen that bad review through echo and I bet it’s made some people nervous about coming over to China… I came to Beijing a year ago through Ben and it’s easy to say it’s the best decision iv made… It’s been a bumpy ride as I have experienced an agency like echo, but now living here is easy… I work for a company called First Leap, and the benefits alone would bring you here ? I work no more than 30 hours each week, and earn a nice wage! Enough to get me an apartment in the CBD…

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