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Why did you choose to live in China?

Updated: 2014-05-11 08:29 (

WhiteBear (Poland)

Why I am in China?

1. Money? No. Business? Yes. I'm not focused on having big money, but what I earn is enough.

If I would want more money - I would probably stay in my homeland and in the rat race. If I found pleasure in spending money - I would live in a big city ... But I'm here[in Kaiping, a relatively small city in the province of Guangdong].

2. Cities? Not the big ones - I don't like them. Smaller cities and towns - right, that is my place :)

3. Culture? Yes, Chinese culture has always fascinated me – ever since I was a kid.

I also had the opportunity to get a taste of the country’s current reality when I was doing business with China a few years ago. Since that time, I was sure - I can live in China. Without accepting - or at least understanding - local culture, it is impossible to live here, or very, very hard.

4. Beauty? I find beauty in small streets, old buildings, and an old grandma in a small village smiling when cooking dinner... no need for UNESCO-rated top sites :) no need for special tourist areas and famous scenic areas. This is the kind of beauty I like - the beauty of everyday life.

5. Food? I can say only... YES, YES, YESSSSS....

In short?

I'm here because I accepted the opportunity, but I liked the place even before.

Would I choose another place in the world to live in? Yes, maybe, why not.

But China is my second home.

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