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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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How to Fly as an Air Courier in 2019

January 15 | No Comments

Is it still possible to fly as an air courier? Back in the day, being an air courier used to be a popular travel hack that would get you free flights. Ever since the attacks on September 11th, though, the industry took a nosedive and looked like it would never recover. But…has it? Earlier this year, […]

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Is Xinjiang Safe for Travelers? Security & Threats in 2019

January 14 | 20 Comments

The most commonly asked question from people who are planning a trip to China’s western region is this: Is Xinjiang safe for travelers (especially now in 2019)? It’s a legitimate question, particularly since most of what you’ve probably read in the news or heard from friends seems to indicate that you’re putting your life in danger […]

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