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Chinese for Travelers Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Chinese for Travelers

It’s summer, and for a lot of people that means it’s time to travel. With kids out of school for the summer, many families plan their vacations for these warmer months. In China, beachside cities such as Qingdao and Xiamen are packed this time of year, as are scenic towns like Yangshuo or Lijiang. It’s also…

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Kunming Day Three Video Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Kunming Day Three Video

It’s been an incredible trip in the Spring City of Kunming so far. It’s amazing how much you can do with just 72 hours in the capital of Yunnan province. Are you ready for the last day? For the third and final day in Kunming, take a day trip out to the hills or a…

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72 Hours in Kunming (Part Three) Posted by on Jul 5, 2017

Kunming is one of several cities in China you can now visit visa-free for 72 hours. With three full days, you can get a nice feel for the Spring City. After exploring the Green Lake and Yuantong Temple on day one and walking around Grand View Park plus the Bird and Flower Market the next,…

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Discussing Nationalities and Foreigners in Chinese Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

Nationalities in Chinese are pretty easy – it’s the same pattern for every nationality. The pattern is composed of the country one is from + the word for people in Chinese 人 (Rén).  For example, Thailand in Chinese is 泰国 (Tàiguó), so a Thai person will be 泰国 + 人 = 泰国人 (Tàiguó rén). If…

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Kunming Day Two Video Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Kunming Day Two Video

After a busy first day in Kunming, it’s time to head out of the city a bit to explore some of the natural beauty that surrounds the Spring City. Spend the afternoon wandering around a funky market, hang out near the university for dinner, and sample some of the city’s nightlife to wind it all…

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