Archives for August 2014
Teach English in China!
Teaching English is an awesome way to experience another country as a career break, a way to have a deeper experience of a country during your gap year, to fund long-term travel, or to simply live and work in a new country.
I’ve had a great time living and working in China for the past year and a half.
Beijicun is the Arctic Village at China’s most northerly point. It is only a two hour drive from Mohe so I recommend going either overnight on as a day trip.
You can take a driver or you can take a bus. When I was sorting out my day trip I had planned to take a bus, but it turned out that only two buses left for Mohe at 8am and at 11am while only two buses came back at 10am and 2pm.
My first impression of Mohe was of a charming, quaint, and slightly rustic town.
There was a concrete train platform, but it was so much shorter than the train, that anyone in the last three or so carriages at either end just climbed down the stairs and jumped the gap to the dirt ground below.
Following the others passengers I found the ‘car park’ which was just an open area of dirt ground.
Things to do in Harbin
Harbin is by far most famous for the Ice Festival. Tourists are extremely scarce the rest of the year, some hostels shut down or convert into other businesses during the summer months and I’ve never met a foreign tourist in Harbin outside the peak Ice Festival Season. I think it’s quite sad as there are some interesting things to do in Harbin besides its ultra awesome Ice Festival.