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How I Use Gmail in China (despite it being blocked)

February 14 | 4 Comments

How do I use Gmail in China in 2019? If you’re like me, you use Gmail or the Google Apps suite for business or for personal email. I love everything about using Gmail except for one thing: all Google apps are blocked in China. This means that in order for you to use Gmail in China […]

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Do I Need a Special Visa or Permit for Xinjiang?

February 11 | 11 Comments

Is there a special visa or permit required to travel to Xinjiang in 2019? This is a question that I get quite a few times throughout the travel season and it seems that there might be conflicting information online. I’d like to help set the record straight so you can understand exactly what you need […]

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How to Use Facebook in China in 2019

February 7 | No Comments

For years I’ve been building an internet business around travel across China, and specifically here in Xinjiang. Because most of my readers are “foreigners” and my content strategy involves a lot of social media, this has required me to spend a lot of time on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. But I often get […]

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How to Teach English in Xinjiang, China (Updated 2019)

February 4 | 96 Comments

In this article I want to describe to you the process of finding a good job here with the help of Jan Abbey, an anthropologist and current teacher here in the province. At the end, you will have the chance to sign up for an exclusive newsletter that will send out alerts to job openings throughout the year.

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How I Access Instagram in China in 2019

February 1 | No Comments

I’ve become addicted to Instagram over the past few years. As it turns out, I’m not the only one. According to the latest numbers, there are 800 million other people around the world who feel the same way every month. My problem, however, is that Instagram is blocked in China. Ugh. So how is it […]

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