Personal Blogs

Personal Blogs
The blogs listed below are stories about China on a number of topics from the perspectives of the authors.
For China-based readers, you’ll need VPN in order to view the RSS feeds.

Spaceship China
Space Ship China is a blog about anything and everything to do with China, from ancient times to modern, hence the spaceship!
Check out the author’s latest post here:

The Travel Bug Bite
Travel Bug Bite is Olena Kagui’s online portfolio of all her articles, including her adventures in China.
Read her latest post here:

Dies Fernweh
The personal blog of Sichuan native Ting Lan, musing about China and what it means to be Chinese. In her words, “to take a good look at China, to get to know more what’s in my blood, and what it really means to be Chinese.”
Read her latest post here:

Cool Kid Andy
Cool Kid Andy writes about travel, culture, and Beijing school/learning articles.
Check out his recent post here:
Vanessa Jencks
Vanessa Jencks’ blog is a faith-based online haven for Christian women in and out of China.
Check out her latest post here:
Hutong Hygge
Join Katrina as she shares her journey – and tips – on discovering hygge (with Chinese characteristics) in her own Chinese backyard.
Read their latest post here:

Expats Teach in China
A blog about living, teaching and traveling China and surrounding countries. Everything from every day struggles, visa tips to travel stories.

Jess in China 2017
No Mandarin? No friends? No worries! Jess in China details her move to China and all its associated adventures!
Check out her latest story here:

Two Americans in China
Two Americans in China chronicles the life of Amanda and Seth and their adventures in the Middle Kingdom.
Two Americans in China
Read their latest post here:

A Bear and a Pig
A Bear and a Pig is the bilingual blog of a British-Chinese couple based in China. Discover places, culture and food from the perspectives of two individuals from opposite sides of the world in two very different languages combined in one blog.
Check out their latest post here:

Nine Million Bicycles
Nine Million Bicycles is about one expat’s everyday life in Beijing.
Nine Million Bicycles

Robynne Tindall
Robynne Tyndall is a Beijing-based blogger primarily writing about food and travel.

Wandering But Not Lost
The personal blog of an expat English teacher chronicling his experiences in China. Frequently updates and often includes links to external sites that publish the author’s writing.
Read their latest post here:

From Africa to China
This Sino-African blog authored by four African expats is a platform to engage and share their thoughts and experiences both in and outside of the classroom as Africans. Here they document their adventures; favorite and not so favorite moments that individually and collectively define their year in China.
Read their latest post here:

A Nebraskan in China
The journey of a Nebraskan teacher in China, coming via the Middle East.
Read their latest post here:

General Quarters
Subtitled “Adventures & Musings of a Black Man with Yellow Fever”, General Quarters is a blog authored by a heterosexual expat man about life in China.
Read their latest post here:

Kung Fu Princess on the Road
A blog about training Chinese Martial Arts full time in China and many other living & traveling tips, to inspire and help you find your way in China..
Read their latest post here:

Dumb Shanghai
Authored by proud laowai Rachel Deason, Dumb Shanghai is a collection of stories of her foibles in expatting: from fapiao to dating to navigating Chinese hospitals and beyond.
Read their latest post here:

Saturn Science
A blog authored by American science teacher Kevin Smith, now a science teacher in Chengdu. Frequently publishes content about education and teaching in Chengdu, as well as some insight into local live in the Sichuan capital.
Read their latest post here:

American Teacher in China
The personal blog of an American from Tennessee, in China since 2012. This blog highlights the authors teaching experiences, winter and summer camps, vacations and weekend getaways, soapbox commentaries, and more, often featuring photos and video.
Read their latest post here:

Michael Tyler in China
The blog is about Michael Tyler, working as a Teacher in Kunshan in Jiangsu Province, China. Smell the orient without moving from your cosy living room.
Read their latest post here:

Teaching English In East Asia
Teaching English in East Asia was originally created to keep family and friends back home informed of the author’s experiences in China. Three years later, somehow Mark is still writing, both about his experiences in the classroom and also living and working in China.

Badminton Becky
Badminton Becky is the adventures, trials and tribulations of an American girl learning badminton in China.
Read her latest post:

Team China Physio
A blog about the inside working’s of the Chinese Olympic Team, and views and opinions as a foreigner (expat from Australia) working with Team China.

Blogs that haven’t been active for more than a year:
The People’s Republic of Kung Fu is the blog of an expat named Rob who dedicated himself to training kung fu for 6 hours a day and documented the process on this blog. Read more here.

Figuring it Out is a blog about Kirsten’s late-twenties-crisis move from London to Chengdu, China. With observations about her day-to-day life living in China and tales of her sporadic adventures, this blog is all about her figuring out what the heck to do with the rest of my life. Read more here.

Bearded Giant in China is the personal blog of a very tall, bearded American traveler who has relocated to Changchun in the North of China. Features posts about experiences and observations in China. Read more here.

Sinophile: A Blog with Chinese Characteristics is a blog about Chinese culture, authored by an American girl who grew up in Nepal and later studied Mandarin for five years in Xian. Read more here.

Chinese Whispers is a blog about teaching English at Wuhan University (South East China) from September 2014 to June 2015. Read more here.

Shanghaista is the blog of a young Swedish entrepreneur living in Shanghai, sharing thoughts on life in China.

Travel Bugs Together is the blog of an English couple currently teaching English in China, chronicling their adventures. Read more here.

Soaring Red Bucket is the blog of a young Australian living and studying in Nanjing, observations, experiences and advice. Includes budget travel around various provinces in China. Read more here.

Alice’s Adventures in Chinaland is a blog about au pairing in Beijing, full of ridiculous happenings and sarcasm! Read more

Crashing a Bike in China is a lighthearted, all-round look at Chinese life from an English teacher living in Changchun. The author has now moved to India. Read more here.

Nathan in China is about the adventures of Nathan and Chris as they make their way through Chinese life. From small villages in the countryside around Wenzhou to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. Read more here.

Chachin’ Ain’t Easy is the personal blog of Sascha Matuszak, an American living in Shanghai who’s written extensively about China politics, culture and happenings. Features short stories in addition to blog posts about his life in Shanghai, raising his first son. Read more here.

Natalie Goes to Macau is a blog about her life is like and includes photos and information on what the day to day routine is like in the former Portugese colony of Macau. Read more here.

Borrowed Culture is the blog of a “Young graduate on the quest to understand China”. Here you’ll find blog posts on culture, politics and lifestyle of a foreigner abroad. Read more here.

Abbey & Botts in Chengdu is a blog about the adventures of Abbey and Botts in in the Sichuan capital. Read more

You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? is the personal blog of an English traveler who after traveling, working and volunteering around the world (reaching over 80 countries), has settled in China. Read more

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