Harbin was the first Chinese city we visited and oh my, did we know we had arrived in China. (I wrote a blog post about how much of a culture shock it was here). Crazy, alarming and absolutely freezing cold!
China is a surreal place. I think what I experienced is commonly referred to as ‘Culture Shock’. And I was shocked. Many times. I also loved it and have written another article about all the reasons why China is great. But this is not that article! Unlike practical things you can prepare for, the things I talk about here are just things you have to accept.
China is a surreal place, and as I have explained in 5 Reasons why China is fucking mental (for a westerner), it packs a punch in the culture shock department. However, I was there for a month and in that time, I found many reasons to fall in love with China!