The world is a country which nobody yet ever knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be aquainted with it.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
What I am doing in China? Well, basically I am living here.
After 4 Semesters of intensive language classes and long nights reading books about chinese culture and history in Germany, I thought i was prepared to finally experience the chinese way of life myself! I felt ready for the smog, for the tai chi workouts in public, for the crowded subways and for chinese food each and every day!
In August 2014 I left my current life in Munich behind and moved to Guangzhou. My initial plan was to study at a university in Guangzhou for one semester and then go back to Munich, but I changed my mind and here I am , still in China!
In the course of the first semester my chinese improved a lot and I was more than happy about my exam results, but I also realized tha in order to reach my goal -being fluent in chinese- I will need more time than just one semester. Then in December when I also found a job as an English teacher here in Guangzhou, I decided to stay in China for one more semester.
Those of you who have been following my blog http://www.goseechina.blogspot.de already know a bit about my life in China and how I have been doing here, for all the others I moved the most important articles to this website, so that you can read about my China adventure from the very beginning.
Also in future I will keep you posted with the latest news about my life here and try to let you all be a part of it.