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Living in China

The Paradoxical Land of China

Some years ago, I was invited to be a guest author on the website TransitionsAbroad.com, an online magazine which provides helpful and timely information about living and traveling abroad. This well known and award winning website featured a webzine on Asia which includes an article I wrote entitled This is China, Living Abroad in a Land of Paradoxes. Below you can find the introdution as well as a link to the rest of the article (and pictures) on TransitionsAbroad.com.

Sitting in a dark room in front of four men who were dressed in burgundy robes, their hair shaved close to their heads, I nervously held a cup of warm butter tea in my hands.

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Exploring Your City in China

I was fortunate enough to have had an ancient wall within walking distance of my apartment during my first year in China. There were also numerous temples, museums, and ancient structures close by. Because the area was once a major part of the ancient Three Kingdoms, walking around was like traveling through ancient history.

While you may not be fortunate enough to live in a city with such historical value, you should definitely research the area and do some exploring. And don’t trust the Chinese locals to tell you where the scenic or historical spots are located. It never ceases to amaze me how little people know about their own city.… Read the rest