Life in China – Guest Post

Three years in China


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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:


60 thoughts on “Life in China – Guest Post

    1. SueT唐 梦 琇 Post author

      Hi, I have been learning for over eight years part time and it’s pretty difficult but I must say I love the history and culture so for me it’s a pleasure learning it. I only started learning the characters about three years ago and that is difficult but incredibly interesting.

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  1. mofosuperheroe

    Just one word: amazing. Amazing pictures, amazing nature, amazingly written. I would love to visit China so much ❤ When I was younger, I wrote my MA thesis on Chinese honorifics, I was and am so in love with China and Chinese 🙂

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