When I tell people I spent almost 3 years in China a lot of them look at me sympathetically and say: “Oh, it must have been horrible”. I have no idea where this image of living in China came from, but – no, it was not. It was an amazing, great, inspiring, interesting and absolutely enchanting experience.
How so? What is there to like?
There are things that are perplexed & many and more that are not so captivating. Yes, pollution is really bad and no, I don’t like people spitting on the streets; but there are no perfect countries as there are no perfect people.
China is beautiful, diverse, it is always ready to engage you, to envelope you and if you give China a chance – you will not be disappointed.
So in 10 short (or not so short) articles I want to share my view on why China is special.
Not all of the reasons are unique. After all, people who like China are attracted by the same things. From my side, I’ll try to bring in something new, and if not – at least to show those same positive sides from a different angle.
I do it with the hope that you can learn something and, in my deepest dreams, that it might be what changes your mind to visit this beautiful country.