ThredUp: My New Shopping Addiction

ThredUp combines my two favorite things: eco (and wallet) friendly clothes plus online shopping! I have no idea how they keep up with demand and I don’t understand how they can afford to sell clothes for as cheap as $2… but I’ve just received my first order of 24 fabulous pieces of clothing that is…

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Taobao Trendy: Online Bargains in China

When I’m not traveling, crafting or telling other people to eat insects even though I don’t anymore, I’m trying not to shop because I have way too many clothes. How did I go from moving to China with five suitcases between Isaac and myself to having piles of clothes over the apartment and bursting out…

Where to Buy the Best Canned Tuna in China for Cheap

If you follow my blog, you know I love sushi. Sadly, I can’t eat it every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whenever I’m not eating raw fish, I’m stuffing my face with fish fillet, baked salmon and canned tuna! Yesterday I received a special delivery of 15 large cans of tuna for just 117…

How to Drink Delicious Western Alcohol Affordably (in China)

Needless to say, moving to China has been one huge culture shock after another. We’ve almost been here for a year now and it still happens sometime. One of the biggest shocks has been the lack of affordable yet tasty wine that was abundant in Prague.  Great Wall, Dynasty and Changyu are the popular cheap brands of…

Anything Sold Anywhere is Cheaper on Taobao – How to Find the Best Price!

Did you know that anything sold anywhere, even if it claims to be one-of-a-kind, is available for much cheaper in China? You know those cute $1 world map necklaces that pop up in Facebook advertisements? I bought one for $0.36 with free delivery on Taobao… I didn’t fully realize Taobao’s potentual until I decided to buy two beautiful…

Online Shopping in China: JD vs Taobao

The cheapest way to get anything in China is to buy it online, but Amazon.cn is not the best way to go. The two most popular alternative websites to Amazon are JD and Taobao. While the two websites offer similar, each has it’s pros and cons. Most foreigners who live in Huaqiao prefer to use…

ORDERING FOOD ONLINE

Random food cravings, hatred for carrying heavy bags and fear going outside in the cold all have one solution: ordering food online. Most people are aware of the many websites that deliver ready made food, such as Dame Jidlo but it is becoming increasingly more popular to order groceries online. There is a lot of competition between…