Packing Guide for Beijing: The essentials China study abroad travelAsia

Practical packing guide for Beijing, China

Yesterday, I discussed what to buy in the US before coming to China for those staying in China long-term. However, many people ask me about what they need to pack for China for more short-term trips of 3 months or less. China is a developing country with stores just like the US, so you can find anything you need here, …

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What NOT to buy in China

Many Americans coming to China fret about what to pack for their trip. Rest assured. You know how everything in the US has “Made in China” on the bottom? Well, that means everything is made here, and you can find just about anything you want here, so don’t worry. That being said, there are many things that are CHEAPER, BETTER …

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Female Traveler in Beijing

It’s dark. I’m alone. I’m a foreigner, and I’m a woman. I’m walking down the alleys of Beijing with no other person in sight. I’m heading back to my dorm, with my street food in hand, and my purse bumping against the front of my body to dissuade pickpockets. Then, I hear a muffled cough behind me. I look over …

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