China is perhaps one of the most fascinating countries we’ve ever been to. With fantastic food, friendly people, and a contrast of chaos and calm, we absolutely loved our 13 months spent living and traveling around China.

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living in china as a foreigner pros and cons

15 Pros and Cons of Living and Working in China in 2023

Living in China is an incredible experience that isn’t for everyone. If you choose to work and live in China, it’ll change your life in ways you can’t possibly imagine. Of course, there are many pros and cons of living in China. Some of them you can anticipate, and some will surely surprise you. I’ve ...
things to do in beijing

21 Best Things To Do in Beijing

There are few cities on earth that offer as much as Beijing. The Chinese capital has a history going back thousands of years and is full of significant landmarks such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. If you want to dive into Chinese history and culture, then Beijing is the place to do ...
teaching English in Guangzhou

Teaching English in Guangzhou: Interview With an ESL Teacher

In this interview, we’re speaking with Ted who is a full-time contributor here at Goats On The Road. He’s been a professional ESL teacher for almost 20 years now and is currently teaching English in Guangzhou, China.  In this article, you’ll learn first-hand what it’s like to teach English in Guangzhou, how to find jobs, ...
China and Mongolia: What’s The Difference?!

Travelling China and Mongolia: Differences Between The Countries

After living in China and teaching English for a little over a year, we learned a lot about Chinese customs and ways of life. We loved living there and since then have also enjoyed a month spent traveling Mongolia. Even though these two fabulous countries are neighbours, they are light-years away from each other. We’ve ...
cost of living in beijing

Cost of Living in Beijing: An Insider’s Guide

Blending ancient history with sophisticated urban life, Beijing is one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia. Although the cost of visiting and living in Beijing has recently become more expensive, it’s still affordable compared to other western and Asian cities around the world. Your cost of living in Beijing depends entirely on how you choose ...

A Travel Guide to Experiencing the Tibetan Monlam Festival in China

For four days every winter, Labrang Monastery in China’s Gansu province plays host to a breathtaking festival on an epic scale, a riot of color, music, and even smell, all wrapped in deep spirituality and centuries-old tradition. The largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Labrang draws thousands of pilgrims who have come ...
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