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Category Archives for "Au Pair"

Beijing by Bike and the Art of Making Dumplings

Being an au pair with ImmerQi has brought me to Beijing and being new to the city I purchased the Lonely Planet Guide and have been using it as my trusty companion for the last three weeks. Subsequently, I decided to write about my experiences of the book’s recommendations. ‘Beijing by bike’ – an easy, […]

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Life as an Au Pair in Beijing!

Au Pair in China: First Week in Beijing My first week as an au pair in Beijing with ImmerQi has involved green tea ice cream, fermented egg, and countless imaginary tea parties. The little girl I au pair for is aged just four but her English skills are far superior to my mandarin and she is […]

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Top 10 Reasons to become an Au Pair Abroad!

So you’ve heard about being an Au Pair, but don’t quite know what to make of it. Have no fear, here we outline 10 reasons why you should consider taking the plunge and being an Au Pair abroad!   1. The Money   While your actual living allowance or salary won’t be terribly high, the […]

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Au Pair: Nightlife In Beijing

I thought that I had hit the motherload of parties and the nightlife extreme when I was back home in South Africa, at least until I was introduced to Beijing nightlife. From Wangfujing street to Tian’anmen square and Sanlitun club and bar street Beijing is overflowing with rave clubs, corner pubs, roadside entertainment, karaoke and […]

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