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Two Years Living in Communist China: What I Know Now

I've really struggled to write this post. I've procrastinated. Oh how I've procrastinated... It's just that - how do you sum up two years in this place? How do I describe my feelings without giving you the usual spiel about crazy drivers, squat toilets and constant fireworks erupting into the morning sky? Whilst there probably hasn't been a day go by in these last two years where I haven't thought, "What the heck are we doing here?!" - the ancient city of Xi'an, for all its complexities and challenges has become my home away from home, tucked in the middle of the world's most populous country.
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