Our episode today is a fascinating interview with another expat who also had the same thought process that I went through – as a husband and a father like me whose family is in China. Do I stay, do I go? Should I stay in China or go somewhere else? It’s an interesting thought process he went through and some other things he saw. We keep these shows in real time. Let’s tune in.
Topics Covered in this Episode
Introduce Hugh Bell
British expat in Chengdu with wife + children (similar to Mike)
Experience on Jan 24 in China during Chinese New Year Lunch / Dinner
What was this feeling and experience when lockdown started? Wuhan was Jan 23, your Chinese New Year lunch was Jan 24
The thinking of how to handle it
What was next, what was going through your mind?
Discussing with your family
What were you, your wife, and family saying / thinking?
Fight or Flight Thinking
What is this you mentioned before- the fight or flight thought process
China Visa Handling During Pandemic
What has been happening during this pandemic, your visa situation
Extensions during Pandemic, right?
I heard foreigners can get a 60 day extension due to this virus, no?
Hugh’s plan for visa runs?
So if you have to leave, what is the plan, where, how to deal with your family? Cambodia, Myanmar, or Hong Kong decision
Mike’s thought process and findings
What Mike plans to do now (after the show interview)
Advice for those listening on travel / immigration / family
I know a few others like us, what do you recommend for them?
Connecting with you
How can people find you online, Hugh
Thanks for sharing!
People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode
√ Hugh Bell’s GFA VIP Page
√ Hugh Bell’s first podcast interview on GFA a few year ago
√ How to get APEC card
√ GlobalFromAsia.com/lockdown (all videos and Mike’s return to China story)
Episode Length 52:52
Thank you so much you for sharing Hugh. It was really cool to have you back on and there was much less about business, more about being a foreigner in another country. I am out of quarantine now and I am just enjoying spending time with my family. Thanks everybody for listening.
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