Is it possible for a foreigner to do online shopping in China? Can I use my foreign credit card on Chinese stores or do I need to have a Chinese bank account? It's these type of questions that expats ask all the time when it comes how to buy things online in China. Here's a simple guide to help.When I first moved to China, I remember it being a challenge to find the most simple things like … [Read more...] about Online Shopping in China | 2019 Expat Guide
What is the best way to find a good online Chinese tutor? Whether you're learning Chinese in China or in your home country, by far the fastest way to improve your listening and speaking is through a 1-on-1 tutor. The problem is that it's not always easy to find a quality Chinese tutor! Here's a look at my personal experience with an online tutor for learning Mandarin Chinese.For those … [Read more...] about How to Find an Online Chinese Tutor to Learn Mandarin
The idea of shopping and shipping internationally can be a stressful one, especially when you’re factoring in costs, reliability, and the availability of certain products. Luckily, many of the best international package forwarding companies solve this problem and create an easy, reliable solution so you don’t have to worry about not getting certain products you need. In this guide, … [Read more...] about Best Package Forwarding Services | Guide to Shopping & Shipping Internationally
How much does it cost to live in China? China is a massive country, so it's practically impossible to definitively answer this question for every city or situation. However, having some general guidelines for of the cost of living in China can be really beneficial if you are torn on your decision to move to China or cannot choose between several cities to live.Before we dive in, let me … [Read more...] about What is the Cost of Living in China in 2019?
Is China safe for travelers? You might be surprised to learn that over the past decade, China has maintained one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Regardless, there are plenty of China travel safety tips you should be aware of when planning your trip.Having traveled all over China with my family (including two young boys), I'm happy to say that I've never felt any immediate … [Read more...] about 8 Crucial China Travel Safety Tips for Tourists & Expats
What are the best China tour operators? I get emails from people all the time asking for my recommendations and I've finally decided to compile my answer into a regularly-updated article. When it comes to travel, I prefer to support local China travel agencies instead of massive travel companies, and you'll see this reflected in this list. Enjoy!When it comes to tour operators, I have a … [Read more...] about Recommended China Travel Agencies & Best China Tours 2019