[–]babamcribMongolia 6 指標 16小時前
2nd tier coastal cities: Qingdao, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Zhuhai, maybe Beihai.
Unless you like the wild mountainous hinterlands, in which case somewhere in Yunnan.
[–]holyevilcowChina 2 指標 12小時前
Please remember to include Dalian in your second tier coastal city category.
Fuck, as someone who was born and raised in Dalian, I don't know if I will actually stay there if I can have any pick in the country. I think if I have a lot of cash I would definitely stay in Beijing. If I'm poor, I might just hole up in Yunnan somewhere.
[–]JaunxPatrol 2 指標 11小時前
Xiamen and Zhuhai have much milder climates, however.
[–]Kooglemoore 2 指標 9小時前
Xiamen is a great answer.
[–]Mytinyyellowdick -1 指標 9小時前
Why wenzhou? It is a shithole
[–]Aan2007 -1 指標 4小時前
Qingdao is great if they had subway, did they built it finally? zhuhai is city? thought it's just suburb of macau, you could as well just answer macau without trying to hide it, it's same as speak of Shenzhen where is literally nothing except crossing the border to HK
[–]brokenladder24 5 指標 15小時前
If Guilin had Xi'an's food, then Nanjing.
[–]GuestBobScotland 8 指標 17小時前
[–]probablydurnk 4 指標 14小時前
[–]rockyrainy 4 指標 12小時前
With their water, you don't need to add any more flavor.
[–]exceptionalaverageEuropean Union[S] 0 指標 3小時前
Bu ke qi
[–]BillyBattsShinebox 3 指標 17小時前
Qingdao or Suzhou for me I think
[–]DarkSkyKnightUnited States 3 指標 3小時前
Hong Kong because it's not China.
[–]Smirth 6 指標 18小時前
Dongguan because everyone has 3 girlfriends and they are all cool about it.
[–]caucasianchinastrug 1 指標 17小時前
yo tim, 3gf's, and i don't really like to up one people but that's timming.
from my now sexpat lifestyle of actually having a wife. fuck that having multiple gf's if you are in your early mid 20's or early 30's and single go for it, but fuck that shit if married. adding kids pets and some fucking random rainy would be like living in a hypercube.
i would pick sz, but it blows dick because no one is a local and all speak some fucked up autistic version of mando but so close to macau and hk.
gz is cool because lots of locals. dg is border... so i like dg.
if you want to pretend you live in china but have a western lifestyle shanghai
if you are just plain stupid or have sexpat package where you live like a king beijing is the place, but unless you aren't on an expat package you are just stupid for living there.
everywhere else is tier 2 and blow ass.
then comes tier darkf, where i spent years before dg actually got a sewer system. fuck anything besides tier one. but, my life doesn't let me live it. kinder giraffs need my onsulting
嘿兄弟,3个女朋友哈。我真的不想说太多这方面的事情，但现在恰逢其会，从我这sexpat（注，sexpat就是边旅行边寻找艳遇一夜情或者嫖之类的人)一样的有了老婆之后的生活。你看你要个是二三十岁的光棍，你tmd能有好几个女朋友，但是你要是结婚了就tmd不行了，而且你还要照顾小孩宠物还有各种状况，一下子你就被栓的死死的。 选城市的话，我觉的深圳还行，那儿离深圳和珠海近，就是街上的tmd都说着sb的普通话。 广州就不一样，人人都说粤语，所以很酷。东莞处于广州和深圳的交界地带，所以我喜欢东莞。 如果你想要住在中国但是体验西方生活，选上海。 如果你是个纯sb，或者你想体验帝王的生活，选北京。但是如果你没能力实现帝王的生活，选北京就是一个sb行为。 其他的城市都是二线的翔。 当然还有黑暗城市界，我去东莞的时候，东莞还没有建成污水管道系统。除了一线城市，都不行！但我的人生却没能在发生那个一线城市里。我需要去照顾可爱的长颈鹿。
[–]Smirth 3 指標 17小時前
I was in my 20s and talking to a hooker one time.
She asked me if I had a girlfriend, and I answered, yeah four currently.
She just shook her head, smiled and said "Men!!"
It was so adorable I had to take her home.
But now I am married so can survive long time periods without sex.
[–]caucasianchinastrug 1 指標 16 小時前
But now I am married so can survive long time periods without sex.
yo tim, you still have sex? i actually used to have respect for you until this comment
[–]Smirth 4 指標 16 小時前
Twice this year man.
[–]caucasianchinastrug 1 指標 16小時前
Sorry for personal questions but are you talking about sexpat or Chinese calender years.
No worries if too private
[–]Smirth 4 指標 16小時前
I prefer to use Chinese years using the birthday system.
Using Chinese logic -- the first day it's already a year, even though this is patently absurd. So then you wait all year long and on the very last day it's actually correct, then the very next day it's two years, so actually it's only correct one in 365 days of the year.
So I have had sex somewhere between 2 in 365 days or 2 in one day.
[–]caucasianchinastrug 0 指標 13小時前
Sext two times in one day? That takes me back. Its like watchijg private Ryan or green mile remembering stories from ages ago
[–]Smirth 2 指標 3小時前
I knew you wouldn't believe it.
Why does this discussion have to be at the top of the thread?
You young folks go tell some stories about having le sex, yo.
[–]justinchina 0 指標 3小時前
careful /u/Smirth that's how you have babies!
[–]lollerChina 3 指標 12小時前
You can have a "Western lifestyle" in any big city. Whether or not you embrace China is up to the person.
[–]caucasianchinastrug 1 指標 12小時前
no you fucking can't and like years ago if you believe this is possible stockholm syndrome took effect
[–]lollerChina 3 指標 11小時前
So the only city you can have a "Western lifestyle" is Shanghai?
[–]caucasianchinastrug 1 指標 1小時前
possibly dg even though it sucks balls. beijing you can but you have to be on an expat package even bankers don't make that much over a mil to have a good life in beijing. besides that bj sucks major balls.
guangzhou is my best pick. sz filled with nongs everywhere. anywhere else you are lying to yourself you have a western lifestlye. though shekou in sz is nice as hell. i gave my reasons.... shanghai is by far the best to have a western life style
[–]TheDark1Australia 4 指標 19小時前
[–]exceptionalaverageEuropean Union[S] 1 指標 19小時前
Damn, I intended to make it such that multiple cities could be selected, but seems only 1 can be chosen. Meh, anyway use your vote wisely!
[–]tigertigerduckduckEuropean Union 2 指標 19小時前
Macau (good you said relative to living cost; and technically it now belongs to China) - I just dig the food there. Apparently they must still have some trade agreement with Portugal, so the wine is yummy and cheap too. And thanks to the casinos there's lots of great bars and top notch service. There's also a kickass cinema in the Galaxy. Place is also small enough to not get stuck in rush hour - you can be everywhere in 5 - 10 mins. 40 mins by ferry to HK, which is nice too. Maybe Zhuhai works too? But it really depends if you can cross to Macau using that fast lane at the border. Otherwise it would suck.
[–]exceptionalaverageEuropean Union[S] 1 指標 18小時前
Macau is a pretty nice place yeah. Didn't include 'special administrative regions' the poll. I figured HK and Macau's inclusion would skew it a lot!
[–]tigertigerduckduckEuropean Union 1 指標 18小時前
yeah mayhaps. I think HK has been going downhill. It seems the expat scene isn't very good, plus even with a good salary it's super expensive. And it also has its share of pollution these days. I love HK but I'm not sure if I'd want to live there. Then again, many people still prefer it to Singapore - apparently that place really sucks. I think expensive and boring is the consensus. But it's not really Chinese anyway.
[–]exceptionalaverageEuropean Union[S] 0 指標 18小時前
yeah mayhaps. I think HK has been going downhill.
Definitely a worse political climate and increased mainlandisation...but still better than mainland!
It seems the expat scene isn't very good,
plus even with a good salary it's super expensive.
It can be outrageously expensive if you live an expat bubble life, but pretty damn reasonable if you're smart about it.
And it also has its share of pollution these days.
True, but can vary by area. Some districts (mong kok/ causeway bay) are far worse than others. Anyway, I'd take HK pollution levels over BJ/SH pollution levels any day!
I love HK but I'm not sure if I'd want to live there. Then again, many people still prefer it to Singapore - apparently that place really sucks. I think expensive and boring is the consensus. But it's not really Chinese anyway.
Yes, SG is perhaps more expensive, and I know for a fact my salary would be lower there. It's a bit sterile, and probably better for older expats. Actually still wouldn't mind living there.