Written from the perspective of a British man living with his Chinese wife and daughter in Shaanxi’s bustling capital city, Notes from Xi’an captures life in China from a unique voice and perspective.
Xi’an-related articles are of particular use to any foreigners relocating to Shaanxi province. The Coffee Shop Listings are also a nice resource; find good places to get a cup of coffee in the city, not always the easiest thing to locate in the PRC.
NFX is also a fantastic source for finding China-related websites, blogs, and city guides online in the China Web Links section. Find links to mainstream news outlet, China-focused news sites, commentary on the country, regional/cultural/creative sites, popular expat blogs, podcasts/lectures, language sites, and links to English-language press.
The archive, organized in calendar format, features some interesting reads: Xi’an-ese culture and dialect, the language learning process, leadership transitions in China, Christmas in Xi’an, getting pick-pocketed, and other insightful reads.