Befriend a peng you. There are over a billion Chinese citizens—you can surely find a couple to be your friend, right? These relationships are perfect for complementing your learning
and never having to drink milk tea alone.
Drink lots and lots of green tea. The more bitter, the better. Trust us. You’ll get there.
Gnaw on chicken feet. It’s wacky and weird and anything but tasty, but it is fun nonetheless and makes for great photos.
These claws are made for walking (and as a toothpick substitute?).
Try speaking Mandarin for a whole day. You’ll be surprised how much you absorb by intent listening, not to mention
how quick others are to help you stumble through a complicated sentence. Damn tones!
Cycle from Yangshuo to Guilin. The Karst Mountains are stunning AND you’ll get a quick workout in. More room for
“Crossing the Bridge Noodles,” a Yunnan specialty.