Yep! (other than coming to visit me of course!)
If you’ve never been to China, I’m here to convince you to give it a shot, to put it on the bucket list!
I’m not promising a picture perfect paradise that will blow your mind, but I am pitching a place that is predominantly laced with a fascinating past intertwined with an equally intriguing present. It’s a unique combination that may well give you one of your more priceless ‘holiday’ experiences.
I’ve been living in Xi’an, north west China for around five months now and whilst I lived in Hong Kong for four years and had a reasonably good induction into Asia, (naively) I assumed I was prepared for a move to the motherland. I wasn’t.
Granted, I’m in a second tier city, so the comparisons between Xi’an and Hong Kong are not as forthcoming as between say, the bright lights of Shanghai and Hong Kong, but nonetheless I’m quickly realizing, love it or hate it, China is a country with an enthralling state of affairs.
Here are my four reasons I believe you should consider a trip to the mad, but oh so memorable Mainland!