Why blog about China? There’s already so many China blogs. Yeah, I know, well, China’s a huge country; there are loads of things to write about! The media loves pouring criticism, as well as fascination, over China. A lot of bloggers do that too. I’m not going to do that. This blog is supposed to be an easy-going, playful platform where people that are living in China, or interested in China, or have lived in China (or who just happened to have stumbled across this blog) can meet and discuss/share their experiences and views of this amazing country. I’m neither a China expert, nor am I trying to force any ideas or views on someone else. I’d just like to share my every day China experiences with you all, and hope that you enjoy reading about them.
China’s an extraordinary place and different to any country where I’ve ever lived before (which includes England, Sweden, Australia and Finland) or travelled to (which includes a lot of places so I’m not going to start rambling). Moving here has been interesting, cool, fascinating, as well as hard, touch and challenging. Before I moved here I’d only visited China once (during a 3 weeks business trip I went to Beijing and south China’s Yunnan Province) and obviously I had no idea what it was going to be like to live here.
And yeah, well, what can I say? That coming here open minded (and a bit naive maybe?) helped me overcome the language barrier as well as the culture shock? Nah, not really (because it didn't. The culture differences all hit me like a slap in the face) But it sure helped me having a lot of fun about it all!