I have been in China for a whole month now! So sorry I couldn’t keep up with the blog posts so far, part of it because it’s hosted on WordPress (blocked in China) but mostly because I didn’t took the time to write.
So how was this month in China?
First of all, getting all needed paperworks brought way less concerns than before my departure in France. I had no problems to get all necessary proofs, certificates and all went according to the official planning (whereas I needed almost 3 months for the Z visa paperworks)
Truly, Taishan is a small city. I first thought it had a little bit less than 1 million inhabitants but then I discovered the difference between Taishan City and Taishan Town. Taishan Town is the district’s name and goes more than 80km from Taishan City and that’s quite a difference.
Many people are gathered near the sea, especially most of the other expats. In Taishan city, there are 20 foreigners at the most (so farI have only met: the 4 of my company, a German, a french woman and a american (?) couple). This leads to some strange situations (being pointed at by kids being one of them).
More to come, I just wanted to keep up with you.