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TWCC17 – Rats and Buffering: How to Get a Great Apartment and High Speed Internet in China, Episode 17

Wow, we can’t believe we’re already at episode 17 of the Two White Chicks in China Podcast!

So, you might remember we had a question from a very nice guy called Sean who currently lives in California. He asked us if there were any gyms in China, which we (mostly Nora and Hollie pretending to know about gyms) happily answered in Episode 15 . We promised we’d answer the rest of his question in this episode. So here it is: “I was wondering what I should look for in an apartment? And how common is it to get high speed internet in an apartment?”

In This Episode We Talk About…

  • A guy comes from Vancouver to Shenzhen to find the love of his life.
  • You can read a SUCCESSFUL love story here on Written Chinese.
  • Comments from Facebook
  • Shenzhen, electronics capital of the world for g33ks!
  • Our question from Sean, again! 😀
  • Cost of renting an apartment
  • Skip the agent.
  • They wear you down…
  • Don’t be turned off by poop in the toilet.
  • Check them out at different times in the day.
  • Check out the garden and fees.
  • Bills.
  • High speed internet, or not…
  • Look for mobile phone and internet packages.
  • Great alternatives to Google and YouTube.
  • Wifi is everywhere!
  • Getting ‘Feng Shui-ed’
  • Secret rooms and fun additionals
  • Nora’s gas warning!
  • No heating and drafts.
  • Local conveniences and making sacrifices.
  • Our Chinese word of the week is ‘to go online’ – 上网 (shàng wǎng)
  • If you have a question for us, please send us a voicemail or leave us a message below!
  • As a final note, check out these Chinese ‘nail houses’, it’s amazing!

    People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show

    Episode Length 48:49

    Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next Wednesday for our next topic and another question from one of our listeners!
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    – Hollie & Nora