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Old 06-15-2016, 04:00 PM
 
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Do not worry and move there! I had been living in China for 1 year because job. It was wonderful for me in fact! I fall in love with their food. Do not try to find sandwiches, do it yourself or eat their health food as fish and meat with vinigar. It's really very tasty! Chine is very interesting... Specially Shanghai. There are many americans and europians too, so good luck!
Yeah. Chinese food in China is much more diverse than American Chinese food. Different people can always find what they like.
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Old 06-15-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Re: expat food - Metro, Carrefour, Ole supermarkets are in all the major cities for western foods. Plus you can order online in many cities whatever you need. I lost weight here when I first arrived because of difficulty locating food that I liked. I'm finding that I like the local Chinese food better and better as time goes on. My 2 years in China ends in 3 weeks and have loads of memories - good and frustrating.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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My 2 years in China ends in 3 weeks and have loads of memories - good and frustrating.
I'm expecting a lot of "good and frustrating".
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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I'm expecting a lot of "good and frustrating".
As an immigrant, my first suggestion is to be open minded and forget how things "should" be "back in the states". In a different country, things are done differently, let it be reasonable or not.


and yes, beside the excitement, be prepare for a lot of frustration, especially toward people. Stuff like cutting in lines, loud voice in public, pushing etc will be part of your daily life. Even I as a Chinese have "cultural shock" in terms of that. That's partly the reason I left.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Estonia
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I'd suggest you watch some vids from expats who live in China. Like this dude who is also from Shenzhen and has many useful videos about life in China. The "China, how it is" series is interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/user/serpentza/videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwN...zzAZuT9859GVhg
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