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For 180 days, Aldo resided in Langfang (Hebei province) with locals at Yang Guang Jae Hue, a community that doesn’t have a street address and is unknown on Google Maps. In July 2013, five days after his commencement ceremony from graduate school, he was on an airplane to the People's Republic of China (PRC). Aldo worked for a Chinese corporation and was an English teacher at a five-employee startup. Also, he traveled to cities throughout the country, which included Langfang, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Beijing, and Shanghai.
He touches base on how a "when in doubt, send it out" moment resulted in the unexpected. Aldo shares how he was able to adapt to an entirely different lifestyle and culture, along with popping the culture-shock bubble in a short amount of time. Plus, the unforeseen surprises, memorable moments, the highs and lows, Chinese business practices, and so on.
Keep in mind that Aldo doesn’t claim to be a subject matter expert on the Chinese way of life in this China Book. With the help of some locals and from the many conversations logged in a journal, 180 Days Abroad with the Chinese Locals reveals topics that textbooks and classrooms don’t tell us about China from a real-world point of view.