Life in China – Guest Post

Three years in China

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Firstly thank you very much Mohamad for inviting me as a guest on your wonderful blog; very kind of you.

I lived in Beijing for three years and absolutely loved it.  I worked during the week and during the weekends and other time off I took advantage of this wonderful opportunity and travelled around China.

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I travelled as far west as Xinjiang, as far south as Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdong, as far north as Heilongjiang and also as far east as Shanghai and Zhejiang.

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China is such a diverse and fabulous country.  I really loved it.  So to ask me which part of China or which province I loved the most would be a good question but not one I could answer as I genuinely loved all of China.

I loved the people – I loved interacting with them; the elderly and the young and really enjoyed their surprise when they found out I could speak some Chinese.

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I also really enjoyed travelling to areas that are not often travelled by foreigners like Qinghai and Ningxia.

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And…of course there is the food.  Eggplant is the vegetable I loved the most, along with tofu, potatoes and the green beans.

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As for seasons, I loved spring and autumn and then winter but summer heat was a killer and not to my liking.

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All in all a country I really do love and miss – until 2018 when I will return for a trip to Beijing, Jilin and Inner Mongolia!!

And for anyone that is interested, my individual travels throughout China can be read at: www.tangmengxiu.wordpress.com

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60 thoughts on “Life in China – Guest Post

  1. Julz

    Beautiful pictures of such a diverse and intriguing country. My husband is of Chinese decent, and we should really visit.

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      1. Julz

        I only ever went to HK, have never been mainland – there are many places i’d like to visit though… hopefully 🙂

  2. updownflight

    That is wonderful that you had such a long time to explore such an interesting country. I only stayed two weeks many years ago. I did live in Taiwan for most of a year, but as you surely know that is quite different.

    Xie xie!

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    1. SueT唐 梦 琇

      Bu yong xie!! Yes I feel very privileged I must say. Thank you so much for stopping by. I did love Taiwan but only spent a long weekend in Taipei unfortunately.

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  3. mainepaperpusher

    What an amazing country! Your pictures of the Great Wall inspired me to look it up. My husband said it would be a nice place to hike and wondered about going end to end. He quickly decided against it when I told him it was 5500 miles long. Then I read that it was actually over 13000 miles long if you count the older portions. Wow! Thanks for providing us witth a great learning experience!

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    1. SueT唐 梦 琇

      How lovely of you to write such a lovely comment about your thoughts. There are smaller parts you can hike and it’s definitely worth it. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Mohamad Al Karbi

    The honor and pleasure are all mine. Thank you Sue for this amazing post and stunning pictures. Unfortunately, for me, I only know about the great wall and never thought it has all this beauty. One should consider it for sure. I adore Italian and Chinese food. We have a nearby Chinese restaurant here in Qatar that is managed by a Chinese family. I like how they are polite and dealing with customer with a smile that never leaves their faces…

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