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Kunming Day Trips – the Western Hills Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Kunming Day Trips - Western Hills

While there’s plenty to do in the Spring City of Kunming, you’ve got to get out of the concrete jungle to really appreciate the beauty of this corner of China. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for great day-trips here. Check out what’s perhaps the most popular Kunming day trip – the Western Hills. Explore…

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The Western Hills of Kunming Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

While it’s definitely a big city, Kunming (昆明 – kūn míng) has plenty of options for outdoor activities a short trip away. With mountains, lakes, gardens, and temples in every direction, you’re spoiled for choices here. We’re going to take a closer look at some of the best day-trips available from the Spring City (春城…

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10 Different Types of Chinese Noodles Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

There’s nothing quite like slurping up a big tasty bowl of Chinese noodles (面条 – miàn tiáo). No matter where you are in this massive country, you’re sure to find some form of noodle dish. There’s even an idiom that can be translated as “no satisfaction without noodles” (无面不欢- wú miàn bù huān). To the…

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Learn How to Say “I Love You” in Chinese Posted by on Feb 14, 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day, and happy couples all over China are celebrating. Tons of flowers, teddy bears, and boxes of chocolate have been bought, dinner reservations have been made, and some brave guys are gearing up to say those three huge words. Or maybe not. Saying “I love you” is a big deal in Chinese and it…

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Valentine’s Day in China Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

In addition to its many traditional festivals, China has taken to celebrating plenty of holidays from Western culture as well. You might see Santa around Christmas and zombies on Halloween, and you’ll also see smooching couples out and about on Valentine’s Day (情人节 – qíng rén jié). Although China has its own holiday for lovers…

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