There are several questions that almost everyone asks me about my decision and China so to save lots of time I thought this would be a great solution.
Having never even considered China as a holiday destination, its economic rise and sheer size in the global arena does make me curious. This is an opportunity to live there, see how they operate and possibly learn Mandarin (although I know this will be tough.)
Where abouts in China am I going?
A city called Xiaoshan, over the river from Hangzhou, in the Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai. Ok, maybe I should have just gone with a map.
How long am I going for?
The teaching contract is for 12 months, so barring any grievous student complaints I’ll be there for a year.
When do I leave?
I am due to start on the 20th September so I will be leaving SA on about the 18th September or earlier.
What is the deal with the photo in the header?
The photo is of Hangzhou, which is the major city of which Xiaoshan (where I’m going) is a part. So it gives you an idea of my new surrounds.