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My latest Chinese adventures

I have been living in Guiyang, Guizhou province since October 2015, and life here always seems to throw me new surprises, no matter how predictable I think the daily flow of life has become. After our hectic Summer Camp classes, we were given some time off afterwards. Me and my girlfriend decided to go to some places in Guizhou we hadn’t visited yet (when you have time off for travel you always naturally think of going to some of the best known cities in China, but that is to overlook just about how much Guizhou has to offer ) We…

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CHINA: FINDING YOUR PLACE

Having some trouble deciding where to go for your ChinaTEFLer experience? Then this article is just for you! Beijing Beijing is the heart of China, and has a fantastic history that stretches back over 3 millennia; meaning you will never be lost for something new to discover or do. From the National Museum of China that displays a vast and fascinating collection of ancient, cultural relics, to the Great Wall of China; a famous architectural site, containing some of the world’s greatest historical stories – Beijing is perfect for anyone with an interest in breath-taking places. In addition to this,…

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Five Asian travel destinations for teachers in China

Living and working in China provides teachers with a stable base from where they can explore Asia. Not only does teaching in China pay well, flights to neighbouring countries are often highly affordable; it’s no surprise that many take time during or after their contract to see what the continent has to offer. Inspired by a past teacher, below is a list of our favourite destinations, along with some information and photographs (all taken by an ex-teacher, using his Chinatefler salary!) Japan The Land of the Rising Sun is picturesque, enchanting, and at times bizarre. Cultural oddities such as the…

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The great wall

10 Places of stunning beauty to take amazing photos

China has so much to see and so many stunning places to feast your eyes upon. Here’s 10 of our favourites to get you salivating. 1 Guilin karst landscape, Guanxi Guilin’s stunning landscapes have enthralled travellers for centuries. Yangshuo, a once sleepy fishing settlement near Guilin is now a honeypot zone and tourist hotspot. 2 Guizhou Miao minority villages The remote Miao villages in Guilin are only a short journey for teachers living in the provincial capital of Guiyang. The Miao tourist village of Xijiang is a beautiful mix of modern behind the scenes infrastructure such as WiFi and heated beds…

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Shanghai finance building

The best things about China that you don’t even know about

Its common knowledge that China has an abundance of cheap, delicious food and friendly locals, here’s a few cool things that you didn’t know. Many clubs are free, some pay you to drink We’ve heard for quite some time that many clubs offer free drinks to foreigners whom sign up on the guest list. What is even crazier is that now some clubs even pay foreigners to frequent their establishment. The reasoning behind this is the same reason that many clubs provide free drinks to foreigners. The theory is that by filling the club with trendy foreigners the club will…

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