1. When I first decided to move to China 2 years ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Even now there are times when I’m not really sure what’s happening. 2. I thought I liked Chinese food before I came to Beijing. But the first time I tried the real thing, I spent the night hugging the toilet. Now I only eat that particular dish when I want to lose 3 kilos in 3 hours. 3. I had 12 shots of B-52 and a couple of gin & tonics for just $10. I realised too late it was fake alcohol. The hangover lasted for a week. 4. I rented a Thai style 4x4 and drove it on the wrong side of the road through the jungles of Koh Samui island in Thailand. Experience Thai traffic first hand? Check! 5. I partied hard on the Great Wall of China.