Pavel, Beijing

Who are you? My name is Pavel, a am working and living in China, Beijing. I previously worked for EY (formerly Ernst&Young), that’s how I came to China in the first place.Now, I have founded a sharing-economy startup in China, focused on helping expats to buy things from abroad and deliver to China, as well … Read more

Tony Eleninovski, Guangzhou

Who are you? I am an Australian-born writer and owner of an international language exchange business in China.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to China, Guangzhou in 2013 to study Mandarin in Jinan university. What challenges did you face during the move? I planned to live and study in China for … Read more

Alex Daniels, Chengdu

Who are you? Alex Daniels. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Chengdu in July of 2017.I had just graduated from college and wanted to spend some time abroad so I got a job here and packed up all of my things and moved shortly after graduation. What challenges did you … Read more

Simon Hill, Shenzhen

Who are you? Where, when and why did you move abroad? My name is Simon Hill. I am from the UK, but my wife Irena comes from Russia. I was a housemaster at a boarding school near Salisbury. We left the UK in 1998 and went to Kenya for two years, then Saudi Arabia, Egypt, … Read more

Emily, Harbin

Who are you? I’m Emily, 28 and from England. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Harbin, China in November 2014.I wanted to see more of the world, experience a completely different culture and break away from mundane life. What challenges did you face during the move? When I arrived I … Read more

Antonella Moretti, Suzhou

Who are you? My name is Antonella Moretti, and I’m Italian. I have three children, the last of them was born in China.In Italy, I was an accountant, but now I follow my passion which is writing. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved in Suzhou, a beautiful city in Jiangsu province, … Read more

Becky Ances, Xiamen

Who are you? Ah, what a deep question! But I’ll keep my answer shallow! I’m an American, a writer, a teacher (at a public university) and most important these days…a BADMINTON PLAYER.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved in 2009 to a small city in the south east coast of China called … Read more

Jocelyn Eikenburg, Hangzhou

Who are you? My name is Jocelyn Eikenburg and I’m a writer, blogger and the creator of Speaking of China, a blog about love, family and relationships in China. I’ve been featured on the BBC, and my writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post and the anthologies How Does One … Read more

Marius Lathey, Shanghai

Who are you? Marius Lathey, 31 years old. Nationality Danish, working as an English teacher in Shanghai. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to China, Shanghai September last year. I moved because my girlfriend got a job opportunity. I wanted to see China and travel in Asia.What challenges did you face … Read more

Blue Heron MacCormack, China

Who are you? I’m a father of a 7 year old. Husband to an International school teacher. A writer. A student at Shenzhen University. My U.S. work background was in sales and marketing, and I still do some consulting in those areas. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved to Shekou (Shenzhen), … Read more

Vanessa Anderson, Shenzhen

Who are you? Hello, my name is Vanessa Anderson and I’m originally from the UK. I tend to think of myself now as a “global citizen” as this is the fourth country I’ve lived and worked in. The plan is to keep moving, experiencing different cultures around the world. I was raised in London, but … Read more

Marta Mariño, Suzhou (Near Shanghai)

Who are you? I am Marta and I was born in a town in the west of Spain in 1984. I started studying Mandarin Chinese during my first year of University in Spain and when I graduated I went to Beijing to improve my language skills. I currently work as a translator in a computer … Read more

Linda, Changsha (Hunan)

Who are you? My name is Linda and I am a German/American girl who loves traveling and exploring the world outside of my comfort zone. I studied foreign languages and business in Germany and California. I speak German and English as a native speaker and am also fluent in Chinese, French and Spanish. The newest … Read more

Steven LePoidevin, Wuhan

Who are you? My name is Steven LePoidevin. I’m a retired mathematics and chemistry teacher currently living in Chiangmai, Thailand, with my wife, Nancy. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved from a small town in rural Canada, to Wuhan, China in 2008. It was a big jump to go from a … Read more