For generations, Chinese have been obsessed with luxury. Life in China is thought of as having a “clean and clean, opulent life,” but for many Chinese, this is just not possible for them.
China’s economy has always boomed, but last year’s economic slowdown has brought the effects to the masses, and the three pieces of advice below should make you give Chinese a try!
1. Eating at an authentic Chinese restaurant.
With non-filtered air, China has some of the most polluted air in the world.
The decision to vacation in China is not so much about looking in the price range or lifestyle, but about how safe you can be in getting the best from life.
If you’re headed out and about, it would behoove you to stay in an AirBnB. The AirBnB app has an extensive partner selection, where guests can find restaurants, gyms, spas, hair salons, and more.
Or, just reach for the hospitality equivalent of a “must have” in the local mini-market – fresh fruits and vegetables. Health and wellness in any culture is closely connected to tradition, so if a local makes an extra effort to match the freshness, it usually reflects on you.
2. Visiting a local co-working space.
You don’t have to wait for your French manicurist to arrive when you’re abroad.
Chinese co-working spaces feel like part of the physical structure of the establishment.
This includes, but is not limited to all of the traditional staples of China – rent-a-kits, massage rooms, on-site doctors and dentists, restaurants, studios, shops, weekend wonderlands, university faculties, parks, historical landmarks, and more.
Just as great work can be done in any environment, there is no better natural setting for that work to happen than your own private, non-work-related space, which many co-working spaces provide.
To learn more, check out the latest Alibaba partnership to create a competitive platform to discover and learn more about China’s unique green co-working spaces.
3. Being mindlessly accepted into local societies.
Chinese welcome you when you enter their worlds.
One of the biggest questions I’ve heard from the Chinese is, “How come you think it’s so much different to how people in the West have it?”
All of China’s work in creating their global reputation started with Chinese hard work and not others’ judgments. This ethos might seem to be foreign to many Westerners.
It is only through daily engagement and engagement with the Chinese people that we start to learn that it is their way of life that is still, itself, a work in progress.
Until this dialogue happens, we fall into the trap of over-thinking, trying to translate experiences as if they were the only ones possible.
Traveling to China is a chance to step out of our understanding and experience not only the best China has to offer, but also to work with it and understand how it makes its unique way of life possible.