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My first hurdle: navigating the local pharmacy for what I need to take care of myself. Within a week of our arrival, I developed an ear infection with flu-like symptoms. ¬†Fortunately, pharmacies abound in Xinyang. ¬†The local brands are Watsons and Meirui. ¬†Accompanied with my wife and an ex-pat friend who works here as a ESL teacher and armed with my iPhone 5 and her iPad and Pleco (an amazing Chinese dictionary… Read More