China may be the “land of opportunity of the East,” but is China really a nice place to settle down and plant your roots? This author certainly doesn’t think so. Read this article to learn more about which ugly aspects of China ultimately drove me away from settling down there long-term.
Japan is constantly touted as an “expensive” country, but can over 125 million people really live in a place with such a ridiculously high cost of living? Yes? No? Maybe? Read this cost of living guide to better understand the typical expenses associated with living in one of the world’s most industrialized nations.
Dongguan, a second tier city in China’s economically prosperous Guangdong province, previously had a seedy reputation as the “vice” capital of mainland China, but some say those days are history. Korean-American expat Jisang has spent a year living there and still counting, and he thinks the city is a pretty decent place to live as a foreigner. Read this week’s episode of “Interview with an Expat” to get an idea of what Dongguan really is beyond its notorious reputation.
Has the idea of teaching English in Thailand ever crossed your mind, but you’re not quite sure what you’d be getting yourself into? Then read my 20 tips about teaching successfully as a foreign teacher in Thailand to see if you really have what it takes to teach in one of the world’s lowest ranking, yet most popular education systems.