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Spoken vs. written Chinese – ready for the Challenge? 😈

Compared to most common languages Chinese inheres a big gap between spoken and written. Once I had arrived in China I found out at several occasions.           Back in spring 2019 I had started studying Chinese by myself. To facilitate progress I had leveraged several online tools including one charged software. … Continue reading Spoken vs. written Chinese – ready for the Challenge? 😈

Along Qingdao’s Waterfront #1

How would Qingdao be different from other Chinese cities, you wonder? Well some things come to mind. But for today, let me give you only this one reason, which I found out about lately. That day I was meeting my friend at Shílǎorén Beach in Láoshān District. I started the day off with a 火烧, … Continue reading Along Qingdao’s Waterfront #1

Lost at Chinese Groceries – Shopping put simply

Going abroad can be tough. Trivial daily errands become most challenging. This holds especially for China. Most Chinese wouldn’t understand English, intercultural barriers are high and major Apps would process Mandarin only. When I arrived in Qingdao that was the exact mess I found myself in. How to get to 是老人海滩 (Shilaoren Beach) when Google … Continue reading Lost at Chinese Groceries – Shopping put simply

Shandong Province – Nucleus of Chinese History

Did you know that the region of Qingdao was home to one of China’s oldest advanced civilizations? Indeed, the Qi people had settled on the Shandong Peninsula more than 3,000 years ago making it one of China’s most original places. In Autumn and Spring Period, the City of Linzi evolved to be the world’s biggest city of … Continue reading Shandong Province – Nucleus of Chinese History

Qingdao Fushan Mountain 浮山

After an exhausting week learning Chinese in Qingdao's Languages Schools. Among all activities possible in Qingdao, a hike in Fushan is one of the most enjoyable. Easy to access, free and relaxing, an afternoon of hiking in these mountains makes you forget the stress and noise of the city. The first part is easy to … Continue reading Qingdao Fushan Mountain 浮山

10 Dinge die sich ändern wenn du im Ausland bist

Hallo, heute schreibe ich einmal in Deutsch. Natürlich werden unsere Blog Artikel weiter in Englisch geschrieben, dennoch wollten wir auch einmal an unsere vielen Deutschen Leser einen Blog schreiben. Mittlerweile bin ich seit über 3 Monaten hier in China. Für mich war und ist es die beste Entscheidung in Ausland zu gehen. 10 wichtige Dinge … Continue reading 10 Dinge die sich ändern wenn du im Ausland bist