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Xiéxie Beijing!

I can’t believe my flight home is this week. Although I’m ready to see my family, friends, and hometown. I’m definitely going to miss all the people who came on this trip with me, the people I’ve met here, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Trips and Life Lessons

Last weekend a group of us traveled to Xian. I wasn’t expecting much except for the terracotta warriors I learned about in my high school art history class. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a quaint town filled with … Continue reading

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Guanxi Gang

I’ve learned that relationship management, or guanxi, is one of the most important aspects of business in Beijing’s real estate relocation industry. My company relies very heavily on word-of-mouth marketing because it helps expats relocate to Beijing and many choose … Continue reading

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Jianbings & Jianbings & Jianbings, Oh My!

I lied in my last journal entry. My boss finally convinced me to drive a scooter. The ride seemed to last forever despite being a quick five minutes to lunch because I couldn’t believe I was actually driving in a … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Like a Beijinger

Coming off an amazing weekend trip to Shanghai, I wasn’t thrilled to go back to work, but I ended up having a great week. I attended a tour of an apartment complex that featured a free buffet, as well as … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Rush

My favorite part of this week was exploring Chaoyang Park. The layout is really unique because it basically combines an amusement park, carnival, lake, and sports complex all in one. It is enormous and you can do anything from riding … Continue reading

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Building Knowledge

I was really impressed the first day I arrived at Citywise Property Solutions. The company has 11 employees and serves as a brokerage between expats moving to Beijing and property managers looking to lease residential or office spaces. Their model … Continue reading

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