The Chengdu Living Podcast
About This Show
Chengdu Living is a blog about life in the Sichuan Capital, authored by expat residents since 2010. We analyze and discuss facets of the lifestyle and culture we encounter in China, in the form of blog posts and an active discussion forum. On the podcast we talk about our lives in Chengdu and share our observations and experiences with listeners living in the city, elsewhere in China, and abroad.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast #23: Why Expat Businesses Fail
7 days ago
In this episode of the podcast I sit down with one previous guest and one new one, both knowledgeable on what it takes to run and sustain an expat-facing business in Chengdu. In this episode we talk about what it takes to run and sustain a business in Chengdu as a foreigner, why some local bars and restaurants flourish and others flounder, and what exactly happened to Johnny 5 Donuts.
Johnny: in just over two years, Johnny opened the eponymous Johnny 5 Donuts shop in Tongzilin and established himself as a staple in the city’s expat food scene.
Chris: since dedicating himself to resurrecting Chengdu dive bar mainstay Dave’s Oasis a year ago, the bar has recently enjoyed its most prosperous month since Chris took leadership. Dave’s Oasis has been open for 16 years.
* 2017 Interview with Chris about Dave’s Oasis
* 2015 Podcast with Johnny about Johnny 5 Donuts
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