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Traveling While Working in China: What To Expect?

So what to expect once you start living and working in China? Teaching in China may allow you a chance to travel to some legendary sites. It’s one of the life achievements to see some historic sites and to visit the earliest civilization on earth. Working from 15hrs a week is the ideal opportunity to have more away working hours. What do you do to keep busy/entertained on days off? We have listed some them below.

Break the Language Barrier

Learning a new language may seem fun yet challenging at the same time, though it isn’t necessary to master the Chinese language, nevertheless, the language barrier continues to be utterly impenetrable sometimes because travelers mightn’t always count on finding someone speaking English. It’s important for you to learn basic or day-to-day Chinese language.

Learning Chinese after you arrived in China will give you more confidence. Chinese Mandarin (普通话 /poo-tong-hwah/) is a default language in nearly every part of China.

Concentrate Your Tourist Destinations

China is vast and includes magnificent natural landscapes and cultural landscapes, for example, world’s greatest mountains, some of the world’s greatest deserts, immense grasslands, graceful karst landform along the Li River, numerous historical sites, and identifying ethnic villages.

For travelers to see all of the essences in China in several days is impossible that is why when you work in China you’ve additional time to explore its beauty.

For the first trip to China, the most recommended tourist destinations are Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, and Guilin.

Beijing: China’s capital city of Beijing has numerous world class sites. There, you can scale one of the eight wonders of the world, the Great Wall, visit a grand imperial palace, the Forbidden City, appreciate a huge area of heaven worship, the Temple of Heaven, and see the Summer Palace, among the most renowned of China’s four gardens.

Experience historical old Beijing life by walking along the hutongs.

Shanghai: China’s biggest and modernist city, Shanghai has historical sites (Jing’an Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, and Yuyuan Garden), modern architectures (Jinamo Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Shanghai World Financial Center), and refined water towns (Zhujiajiao Water Town). Shanghai is near Hangzhou (just 41 minutes by bullet train), and you’ll be able to expand your Shanghai tour to Hangzhou, to see the famous West Lake.

Xi’an: The birthplace of Chinese culture, Xi’an has plentiful historical sites and early architectures, for example, Terracotta Army, the Ancient City Wall, and the most challenging mountain: Mount Hua.

Guilin: Guilin has one the world’s most amazing national parks, the Li River Scenic Area which offers graceful watery wonders with karsts, limestone cones, cylinders, and hills. In Guilin’s Longji Rice Terraces, love the spectacular rice terraces and experience the customs of the Zhuang and Miao minorities.

An Itinerary Designed for Yearly Weather Routines – China has the largest range of weather of any nation in the world. Because climate states vary widely from area to area, travel to China’s tourist destinations based on their weather and the best times to travel. This information includes an itinerary designed for the yearly weather experienced in many of China’s popular destinations.

January: North China (Harbin and Jilin). The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is held from January 5 to February 5 every year when you’re able to value ice sculpture nearly everywhere in Harbin. Valuing the wonder of rime in Jilin and skiing in North China are two other recommended things to do.

February: Hainan Island. Most of China’s tourist places continue to be chilly in February. Nevertheless, Hainan includes its visitors with warm sunshine, coconut groves, and a leisurely bay.

March: Areas south of the Yangtze River. Springtime blooms appear and it drizzles at times, making the areas of Shanghai, Yangzhou, Suzhou, and Hangzhou more graceful and more worthy of a visit.

April: Guilin, Xi’an, and the Yellow Mountains. April is a month for valuing flowers; any place with flowers is a great tourist destination. Seeing Guilin during April lets you value the peach blossoms and love the exceptional karst landforms which are decorated with verdancy along the Li River.

May: Yunnan Province (Shangri-La, Lijiang, and Kunming) is a spot where you are able to retrace the historical life, love clean blue skies, see mystical Tibetan monasteries, and value comfortable azaleas and enormous snow capped mountains.

June: Zhangjiajie. The highlights in Zhangjiajie are distinct hills (the prototype of Hallelujah Mountain in Avatar originated there) in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, and the disabled toughened glass cliff trail of Tianmen Mountain.

July: Dalian, Qingdao, Weihai, Yantai, and Long Island. Coastal cities are fine options for a cool tour during China’s hot summer. See that Qingdao holds a worldwide beer festival each year in mid-August.

August: Tibet. Take an adventure tour to Tibet, see the magnificent Potala Palace, horse about on the vast grassland, and pay a visit a local family for a memorable encounter.

September: Xinjiang and Beijing. The melons and fruits in Xinjiang are prepared to taste in September, and the weather cools down in this month.

October: Jiuzhaigou. The entire Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area is decorated with vibrant trees, including gold, red, blackish green, and yellow, which are reflected in light blue pools.

November: Guizhou. One of Miao’s most ceremonious holidays, the Lusheng Festival, is held this month. Seeing the Miao villages which are near hills and by rivers, and experiencing the vibrant Miao customs, can help you better comprehend the Miao minority. The weather in November around Beijing is cool and comfy.

December: Hong Kong. December indicates the peak reduction season, and shopping during this month can save you a bundle and is satisfying.

Bargaining in Chinese

You are going to run into many sellers selling souvenirs or food at nearly every tourist destination in China, and they may ‘stick’ to your hands. If you’re not intending to purchase any of this stuff, don’t ask about cost. Should you choose to request, the sellers may follow you for a long way. Normally, if you are haggling, cut prices by 2/3.

Here, are some easy Chinese for refusing and for negotiating. Recall, saying these words with a warm grin is advocated. Fake the goods are dispensable to you when haggling with a seller.

If sellers don’t accept your cost, fake to leave and refuse to purchase their goods. They might call you back and sell to you at your cost (time for practicing your acting skillJ).

不要了, 谢谢 (búyàolē, xièxiè): No, thanks.

这个多少钱 (zhègè duōshǎo qián): How much is this?

太贵了 (tàiguì lē): It’s overly pricey.

少点吧 (shǎodiǎn bā), or 便宜点 (piányì diǎn): Can you come down a little?

Tasting Chinese Food

China has a deep food tradition. Every area in China has a different style of cooking. For first-timers to China, put in mind not to miss the roast duck in Beijing (北京烤鸭), steamed pork buns in Shanghai (上海灌汤包), dumplings and Chinese burgers in Xi’an (西安饺子&肉夹馍), and Guilin rice noodles (桂林米粉). Learn the way to use Chinese chopsticks.

Attempt the street snacks: Some tourists might be reminded to avoid the street snacks. On the other hand, the street snacks in many cases are the greatest attributes of a city’s culinary encounter.

As an example, try Beijing’s egg cakes, which are just found in morning for breakfast and priced at only 5 yuan for each. Guilin’s bbq stands are, just found in the evening and each skewer price about 1 or 2 yuan.

China’s cuisines are divided into about eight groups that represent eight different regional cuisines. Furthermore, the state offers lots of wonderful food.

Exploring Food (food is cooked in exceptional ways)

Bamboo rice (竹筒饭, zhútǒng buff): Place rice, meat, and some water into a section of green bamboo, then warm the bamboo in a charcoal fire. The dish is quite aromatic from the fragrance of the bamboo and the food.

Five-coloured sticky rice (五色糯米饭 wǔsè nuòmǐfàn): The classical food of Zhuang people. During every Qingming Festival, the Zhuang worship their ancestors with stick rice cook in five colors: black, red, yellow, white, and purple.

Strong-smelling preserved bean curd (臭豆腐, chòudòufū): The food is extremely smelly, but it tastes very great. The strong–smelling preserved bean curd in Changsha is the most well-known throughout the state.

Are you interested in teaching and travel in China? China-Australia Mind Education Group offers excellent opportunities for those interested in teaching English in China.

Explore China and get paid at least $2400 AUD to teach English with FREE private accommodation. Work just for 15hrs weekly and contract duration of 12 months and a chance of renewal. Additional bonuses will be given to the employee – up to $1200 AUD airfare will be reimbursed after the end of a one-year full-time contract. Another $1200 AUD bonus after the end of the one-year full-time contract with satisfactory.

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April 3, 2017
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