Ivan Berezowski

About Ivan Berezowski

Ivan is part teacher, part writer, part cultural scavenger, and full-time amateur financial expert. When he isn’t busy finding new ways to save money, he can often be found behind a spectacular plate of exotic cuisine or a laptop screen with either a Word document open or that day’s NBA scores. He has lived in China for 3 years and has travelled to 12 countries, including most of East Asia and randomly Guatemala. Check out his blog, for travel tips, China life and more.

4 Things to Do in Xiamen if You Only Have Two Days

Xiamen is often referred to as one of the most beautiful cities in China. After visiting it for only 2 days, I would not only confirm the truth of that statement, but also add that under that beauty, there is a lot more to do there than upon first glance. [...]

2018-05-24T08:52:47+00:00September 13th, 2017|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

5 ESL Topics to Get Your Students Talking

As an ESL teacher in China, one thing that we all struggle with on more than one occasion is getting our students to speak. I can recall countless stories exchanged between me and my fellow expat teachers involving a well-planned lesson brought to its knees by silence. Often, the problem [...]

2018-05-24T08:52:47+00:00August 30th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Four Great Free Apps for Learning Mandarin Chinese

One of the most daunting issues to overcome when living in China is the dreaded language barrier. Sometimes, trying to express the simplest of things can be exhausting if both parties can barely squeak out a basic sentence in each other’s mother tongues. But now, there’s hope! Modern technology has greatly enhanced [...]

2018-05-24T08:52:47+00:00July 27th, 2017|Articles, Learning Chinese|0 Comments
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