Living a Dream in China

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Living a Dream in China
Blog about life, study and relationship in Guangzhou. Follow a journey of a Finnish girl in China and find out how she made her biggest dream come true.
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  • What should you really bring to China 5 days ago That’s Guangzhou recently listed 18 Things All Newcomers Absolutely Need to Bring to Guangzhou and I would like to add a few words of my own to the list. Do you actually need to bring all of these? 1 Hand sanitizer I don’t personally carry hand sanitizer around with me, but I have seen it […]
  • So how easy is it for foreigners to study in China? 1 week ago Recently Lena from Lenaaround shared an interesting article on Facebook: White Privilege as a Western Student in China. The article shares the experiences of foreign students and what privileges they felt they got during their studies, just because they were foreigners. I’ve done my university...
  • Change through the years 1 week ago Living a Dream in China is a 7 year old kid already and even though blog’s birthday was two months ago already, a friend inspired me to look into the changes that have been happening. On of my first posts was Are they looking at me? and it discussed the problem of being watched no […]
  • First day at Japanese Daycare in Guangzhou 2 weeks ago Today was our daughter’s first day at daycare in Guangzhou, a big day for all of us. The past year she has been at home with a full time nanny, but now it was time to join the kindergarten. Why Japanese daycare then? In Guangzhou, perhaps China in general, finding a good daycare isn’t easy....
  • Polyglot Toddler 2 weeks ago Our daughter Anna is 1 year 9 months soon and experiencing her learning to speak is super exciting. I always thought I would know what her first word is, but in the beginning it was hard to say what counts as a word or not.  At the moment she can understand Finnish, Cantonese and Mandarin. […]

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on Living a Dream in China

Prachi
17:02 PM July 09, 2013

I came across this blog while going through a number of blogs written by foreigners living in China. Being the extraordinary experience it is, China has a lot to offer from a completely different culture to many different places to see. I enjoy reading this blog from time to time as it is an honest and is straight from the heart of the blogger, so much so that the readers can relate to, specially the ones who have experience living in China.

Wes Strickland
22:06 PM July 10, 2013

I really like this blog. I live in Atlanta in the US, and my wife (of 11 years) is originally from Guangzhou, so I was happy to find someone with a Western perspective to tell me a little about the city life there. The writer is very good at taking the pulse of the world around her. She has unusual experiences and is brave and honest about her reactions. She has a very good attitude towards her life in China, but pulls few punches - a real person in a real place. She has a good heart, and that shows through, too. I've spent a few months in other parts of China, and her take on the life of the foreigner rings true. I know that I can stay on top of things in faraway Guangzhou as long as she keeps writing!

Jason Cullen
20:29 PM July 14, 2013

I lived in China for 7 years, including one in Guangzhou, and I was looking for information on universities in Guangzhou when I found this blog. I can say this is one of the best blogs on China. Most of them are alright, as they will bring at least one person's view of that great big unwieldy beast we know and love. But this blog has the right balance between a tried-and-true expat who understands both the language and the culture (without getting all lecture-y or preachy) and that of a newbie ready to explore everything and anything, and she really can't wait for you to come, too. I would recommend this blog to both people prepared for a serious move to China or to people who are just passing through.

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