Must-Know Expat Bloggers to Inspire Your Travels

Looking to visit or move to China? Learn about China from a different point of view? Explore different cities in China? Packed with information, personal stories, and advice, here are 10 China expat blogs you need to follow!

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On her blog you can find everything from interesting travel stories, advice, to her day to day life living in China.

#1 WoShouDeBuHao

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.52.33 PMWoShoudDeBuHao literally translates to I can’t speak good, but it’s what people say when they want to express that their Chinese is not very good. This blogger moved to China 4 years ago with her husband and shares her stories of living in northeast China, funny images and her travels in China.

#2 Lona Manning

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Lona Manning has been living and teaching in Shandong province since spring 2014. She was born in South Korea a few years after the Korean war, parents who were active in the civil rights movement, worked in several different fields, she brings a new perspective on travelling in China through her writing.

#3 Startup Noodle

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.54.32 PMEver wanted to start a business in China? Then you need to read the Startup Noodle. Shlomo is a 36-year-old entrepreneur who makes a living from consulting, building companies, and personal investments. He specializes in market penetration in China and shares his advice on the Startup Noodle

#4 Sara Jaaksola

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.55.26 PMSara Jaaksola came to China in early 2010 and is now living in Guangzhou with her husband. Currently she is studying for her Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. On her blog she shares her advice on moving to china, travelling to different provinces and villages in China, and stories of living with a Chinese family.

#5 Linda Goes East

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 1.56.59 PMCurrently living in South Korea, Linda went to Guangzhou for 6 months in 2012 for an internship and after completing her undergrad, she went back to stay in China for another year. Although she is no longer residing in China her blog is full of useful advice and travel itineraries for those looking to make the trip.

#6 Lost in Shanghai

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Howard Hampton moved to Shanghai in late 2012 with his wife and 2 daughters. On Lost in Shanghai, he shares their struggles and wins as a western family transitioning to one of the busiest megacities of the east.

#7 Far West China

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 2.01.00 PMJosh Summers moved toXinjiang, China in 2006 and has built a wealth of information on his website: Far West China, about Xinjiang and the silk road. Everything you need to know about Xinjiang from an expats point of view can be found on his website.

#8 Travel Cathy

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 2.01.29 PMThe Travel Cathy started his travels in China more than 12 years ago during a gap year between high school and university. After that, his fascination with China started and now he is working as a sourcing agent in China. Allowing him to travel all over Asia. Read his blog to discover hidden towns off the beaten path, detailed itineraries and travel inspiration.

#9 Becky Ances

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 2.02.50 PMBecky Ances like many came to China for 6 months to teach English, but was hooked by the culture and the people. She came in 2009 and haven’t left since. On her blog she shares her everyday life living in China and experience as a teacher in a Chinese school.

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Monica Guan

Monica is a Canadian-Chinese travel blogger and marketer that has spent time in beijing, nanjing, guangzhou, shenzhen, hangzhou,and xitang, shanghai. When she isn't watching YouTube videos, you can find her writing or creating videos.
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