What is it like to retire in China?
"Nanning is NOT a tourist area. I rarely seen any Westerners where I live. Sometimes I see them downtown. Really do not hang out with Westerners. At 65 I don't "party" much. Never was one for nightlife. Surprised there is no symphony in a city this big. Also I am married to a Chinese women I met after coming here. There is an English Corner where English speaking people can go every Sunday morning so the Chinese people can practice their English. Most Chinese cities have these "corners". There are numerous parks here, Vietnam is close if you want to visit there. So is Beihai and Guilin,"
remarked another retiree in Nanning, Guangxi Provence.
"Yes to all of the above, although at my age i will not be frequenting the night clubs here too often. My wife did attend one very exclusive one with my Chinese step-son and his friends and other family members. Very exciting and much cheaper than most American clubs or ordinary bars for that matter. We spent ab. $80 U.S. on 8 of us and had a great time. very safe with helmeted guards, pat downs and metal detectors. 12 guards inside and out and a very posh setting.
Travel is cheap either by bus .15 or taxi ab. .80 depending on how far and if you have a Chinese friend to negotiate price-for taxi that is-bus will be same price for all.
TerraCotta Army nearby. One big savings, don't hire a translator as every sign inside is in English and Chinese. Bring your own water and snack as most of the kiosks are overpriced but still cheap by U.S. standards,"
said a retiree who moved to Xi'an, China.
What advice do overseas retirees have for others considering retiring abroad?