Q: What is living in Guangdong like?
I have a really good job offer in Guangdong. Since I've lived mostly in North China, I'd love to hear the pros and cons of S China/ Guangdong. I heard the climate is very good!
Guangdong is very big, which part are you thinking about working? I'm in Shenzhen GuangDong and it great here, never felt the need to change cities. I & others can tell you more if you tell us where you're planning on moving to in Guangdong.
Summer is unbearable, 5 mins outside and most people start sweating even the locals. Which is why the streets are near empty during summer after 9am and before 6pm, people stay indoors.
I am not a doomsayer like the others. I think Guangdong is great. Guangzhou is certainly cosmopolitan enough and there is more than enough to do to be able to really enjoy China. Zhuhai is charming if not provincial and Shenzhen is huge, artificial and somewhat overwhelming. Yes, it can be humid during the rainy season but compared to the Dong Bei, it is just great. And particularly in Guangzhou, a foreigner will not be subject to the incessant "laowai, laowai". I am thinking about buying an apartment in Guanghou.