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One Week in China

CHINA | Monday, 27 June 2011 | Views [421]

After a week in Xi'an, and teaching little kids English, here are the things I've quickly picked up:

  • Little Chinese kids are adorable, even if they are beating you up.  Period.
  • China has food everywhere.  How do the little shops make money?  They only make one sort of food and are known for it throughout the city - but no matter, everywhere you turn, there is food!  Food galore.
  • Xi'an is insanely hot.
  • Be fashionable or die.
  • Be prepared to talk about hamburgers and other unhealthy things if you admit that you're American.
  • Be prepared to admit your relationship status and whether or not you're going to marry (if you already aren't).
  • Take a roll of toilet paper with you wherever you go.
  • Enjoy the cheap taxi and bus rides.
  • Always keep track of your things.
  • Most of all, enjoy all the questions people ask you because they are so interested in foreigners!  Bask in the spotlight.
  • Try to speak Chinese as much as possible.

Tags: china, food, weather, xian

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