Tag: china

Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Nestled in the heart of the city in between the bright lights and chaotic streets of central Beijing, you’ll find the peaceful oasis of spirituality known by many names. To some its marvellously named the Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, but what most know as the Yonghegong Lama Temple. This stands as the largest and…

By TravellingWelshman June 19, 2018 0

Beijing – The Most Secure City on Earth?

Beijing – The Most Secure City on Earth?

On first impressions to the bewildered traveller, Beijing might look like the most secure and protected city on Earth. The sheer number and variety of security found throughout this enormous capital makes it seem so. It can leave a very confusing impression, particularly after some lasting observation. Of course there’s plenty of malicious rumours and…

By TravellingWelshman June 16, 2018 0

Being an English Teacher: Toddlers Vs Teens

Being an English Teacher: Toddlers Vs Teens

Certainly, I’m not your typical primary or high-school teacher in more ways than one. The biggest difference is rather than exclusively teaching children of one certain age, I teach a broad spectrum. My students range from attitude filled 12-year-old teens to tiny 3-year-old toddlers. The methods and persona used to teach these varying ages of…

By TravellingWelshman April 12, 2018 0

Becoming an English Teacher

Becoming an English Teacher

  Planning too far into the future appears to be pointless. Considering that over a 2 years period my life-ambition changed from becoming a doctor to becoming a backpacker. This transition was a great success, before becoming broke after 3 short months. The curious thought of becoming a teacher did cross my mind at some…

By TravellingWelshman March 14, 2018 0

Life in Beijing

Life in Beijing

3 months after making the big move to Beijing, the initial cloud of culture shock (or smog) has finally settled, and life as a Beijinger has become the norm. As I sit in my very own hutong (traditional Chinese house) nestled among the stereotypical narrow streets across the way from the mighty Forbidden City right…

By TravellingWelshman March 6, 2018 4

Life in China

Life in China

It’s fair to say that that I had no real idea what to expect of life in China. All I really had to go off were a few misinformed suggestions, second-hand stories and inaccurate stereotypes. However, nothing compares to dropping yourself there and seeing for yourself what the country’s about. Now that the initial dust…

By TravellingWelshman March 3, 2018 2

How will I Survive in China?

How will I Survive in China?

“How are you going to survive in China? They don’t speak English! What are you going to eat? It’s going to be cheap there! You can’t go on facebook?! What if World War III breaks out!?!?”. I’ve heard it all as soon as I told people that’s where I’d be venturing off to next. To…

By TravellingWelshman November 7, 2017 2

Beijing or Shanghai?

Beijing or Shanghai?

With the offer accepted and the contract signed for the spectacular opportunity of being able to live and work in China, I find myself with a pleasant problem. The company I applied for has schools in multiple cities, so I didn’t know where they’d put me. Turns out they’re leaving the decision up to me;…

By TravellingWelshman November 1, 2017 1

A New Adventure Awaits

A New Adventure Awaits

So, what’s the next adventure? The last 3+ months of travel (almost exactly a year ago) has started a fire to say the least. Well and truly infected with the travel bug. Despite the last tour coming to an abrupt halt, it can be considered a very good test run. Lessons learned for future travels.…

By TravellingWelshman October 26, 2017 2