Here is why Xuzhou is so recommendable:
It’s subtropical. Normally, you won’t freeze even in winter, since the temperature rarely goes below -4 C (26.1 F), which happens only in January. Summers are humid and hot.
Great for jogging
There is a local jogging team here, and the sport is quite popular. Plus, the city is relatively small, so you can walk around downtown on foot, no public transport needed, which is another perk for active people.
They are numerous but don’t always have a written menu, which encourages you to talk to the waiter. We advise you to order “Sha soup” or “Yang Fang Cang Yu” the first time you eat out.
They are both delicious and very famous in this region. The first one is a soup with pheasant meat, pork and vegetables; the second one is a piece of fish, stewed in mutton.
Cost of living in Xuzhou
Although, the city is quite big and you can easily find well-paid jobs in Xuzhou, living here is really cheap.
You can rent a very basic apartment for about $300 per month (or opt for a fancy one, which will cost about $400) plus $28 for utilities. (Note, that this is normally paid for by the school!)
A business lunch costs around $3.60, while the price of a combo fast food meal is usually $5. A beer will cost a few dollars, while a ticket to the cinema will be around $20.
Despite being much smaller, than many other cities, Xuzhou has a rich nightlife – clubs, discos and bars, attended by both Chinese and foreigners. They serve cheap beer and vodka there, and the atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxed.
New Yellow River
Great place for a walk and to get immersed in the local culture! Buy some tobacco, listen to traditional music, meet a fortune-teller and eat at one of the small restaurants on a bank of the river.
Cloud Dragon Mountain
Normally, those who work in Xuzhou, spend their weekends out, discovering natural wonders or visiting museums. If you like activities, Yunlong Lake and Mountain are exactly your kind of attraction: the top of the mountain is covered with thick forest, the view is breathtaking. Plus, you can see some picturesque pagodas and a beautiful sandy beach, walking around the lake