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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Dongguang, China
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
It's an old cliche but you really have to "go with the flow"...remember, there are things you will see that you cannot change, so don't waste your time getting angry about them.

Enjoy the country for what it is rich in culture and variety and beauty. I hope to see more of it while I am here... (Continue)

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I really do advise learning even a minimal level of chinese, how can you be living in a country without being able to communicate at all ?
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Expat Report Christmas In Dongguang, China was published
If locals celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah where you are living now, how is it celebrated differently?
The Chinese in general do not celebrate Christmas, but they do love the glitter and glitz of Christmas trees and their ornaments. Most restaurant employees wear a Santa Claus hat and try to say "Merry Christmas", but you haven't lived until you've heard "Silent Night sung in fractured Chinglese to a frantic Techno pop beat!! (Continue)
Expat Report Living in Dongguang, China was published
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Be prepared for a lot of walking. Live in one of the gardens within walking distance of shops. Traffic here is a nightmare and you do not want to drive in the city.Buy a bike. Great exercise and you can bike to shops quite easily. Smile..although some Chinese are wary of foreigners most will say "Ni Hao" (hello) if you speak with a smile. (Continue)

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