Lisa Qin

Name
Lisa Qin

Where is home in Australia?
Canberra

Where is home overseas?
Beijing

What's your current postcode?
100600

Can you describe your adopted hometown in three words?
Electric, historical, immense

If I had 24 hours in your city, what are the absolute must-dos?
Stroll through the ancient laneways and eat a traditional Chinese breakfast, do taichi in the park with the locals, visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, drive to and climb up the Great Wall and be back for a Peking duck dinner.

What's the best piece of advice you have for someone moving overseas?
Say yes more often especially in a new place - you never know what opportunities might arise. Be brave enough to ask for help.

What do you miss most about Australia?
I miss so much about Australia. Family and friends, nature and trees, the laidback vibe, our fresh food...

What’s a piece of gold from your new city that you will take home with you? 
People are incredibly adapatable and resilient - Beijing and China have gone through so many what were previously inconceivable changes and everyone here keeps going.

Where to next?
Perhaps another country....

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