Summer 2014 update!

Summer 2014 update!

Ni Hao!

It’s that time of year again! Spring! Which means time to book my next adventure!

This year, however, will be slightly different. The first 2 months I will be living and studying in Beijing and so my posts should give you a lot better insight into daily life in China! After the 2 months are up I will be travelling around China to places I missed last time and maybe even add a surprise trip to another country in Asia!

Takeoff 11th June 2014

Make sure you keep this date in your diary! That’s when my flight for Beijing leaves!

#1 Living

I will be living in Beijing. I have rented a room in an apartment that I will share with Chinese teachers and maybe some foreigners.

#2 Studying

I will be doing an intense HSK Mandarin course which consists of 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK), (Chinese: 汉语水平考试), translated as Chinese Proficiency Test, or Chinese Standard Exam, is China’s only standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers such as foreign students, overseas Chinese, and members of ethnic minority groups in China.
The test is administered by Hanban, a non-government organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

The HSK exam is used by employers as a standard or level of proficiency in Mandarin.

I will hopefully complete HSK level 1 & 2.

#3 Travelling

After my 2 months of intensive studying I will go off on my own to find new experiences, meet new people and visit new places.

Route summer 2014:

Beijing
Lijiang, Yunnan Provence
Dali, Yunnan Provence
Kunming, Yunnan Provence
Zhangjiajie, Hunan Provence
Shanghai
QingTao
Seoul, South Korea
Beijing

 

Some outskirts to villages from main cities will also be included, but they will most likely be decided last minute.

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