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Being a Vegetarian in China Posted by on May 11, 2017

China loves meat. There’s no doubt about it. In such a carnivorous place, one might think it would be difficult to be a vegetarian. While it’s true that there’s a whole lot of meat in the Chinese diet, it’s not only possible but actually quite easy to be a vegetarian in China. In this post…

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Chinese Lesson – After the Flight Posted by on May 10, 2017

Chinese Lesson - After the Flight

It’s been a long trip so far using Chinese for air travel. Hopefully you had a nice flight and made it to your destination on time. In this final lesson, we’ll find connecting flights, pick up our bags, and catch a cab or public transportation to the hotel. Connecting Flight If you didn’t book a…

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Kunming Bamboo Temple Posted by on May 8, 2017

Kunming is home to many temples, some in the city and some a bit further afield. One of the better temples to visit on a day trip outside of the city is the Bamboo Temple (筇竹寺 – qióng zhú sì). This ancient Buddhist temple has a fascinating story behind it and is a beautiful place…

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Temple Hopping in Kunming Posted by on May 3, 2017

Temple Hopping in Kunming

There’s lots to do in the Spring City of Kunming, from walking around the Green Lake, to perusing the Bird & Flower Market, to enjoying the city’s awesome nightlife. Getting out of the city a bit, you’ve also got plenty of great options for day trips. We’ve already covered the Western Hills and the Botanical Gardens.…

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The Lucky Cat Posted by on May 1, 2017

If you ever visited a Chinese restaurant, a Japanese store, or any other Asian business, you’ve probably noticed a small cat figurine perching quietly by the cash register, or placed in the doorway. The cat figurine is not only a cute decoration, but also a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. It’s a Japanese traditional…

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