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Archive for June, 2013

Transportation in Beijing Posted by on Jun 30, 2013

Getting from point A to point B is a frustrating yet important part of our daily lives. Whether you’re going to class, work, the supermarket, or out with friends, you’re going to have to use some mode of transportation. Living in a massive city like Beijing, there are many forms of transportation available. To help…

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Brickyard Eco-Retreat Video Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

Away from the traffic jams and pollution of Beijing city, you’ll find the Brickyard Eco-Retreat. Nestled in the hills and surrounded by the Mutianyu Great Wall, this hotel/restaurant/workshop/farm focuses on sustainable development in rural China and provides a great place to escape for a few days. 农村 – nóng cūn countryside 瓦厂 – wǎ chǎng…

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Sustainable Development in Rural China Posted by on Jun 22, 2013

It’s no secret that China is a country which is rapidly developing. I mean, just look at this picture that shows the skyline of Shanghai in 1990 and 2010: What a difference 20 years makes in modern China! When one discusses China’s insanely quick development, its countless mega-cities are often the focus of attention. However,…

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Which Great Wall is the Greatest? Posted by on Jun 19, 2013

Seeing as how this month has already featured a few posts on the most famous Wall in the world (sorry, Berlin Wall) – the Great Wall Music Festival, how to sleep on the Great Wall, and a video highlight of said overnight camping trip – I figured we’d just keep on going. As I have…

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Daily Activities in Chinese Posted by on Jun 17, 2013

A good way to self-study Chinese is to practice talking about/writing about your day. We’ve covered how to tell time in Chinese and even some advanced time telling in past posts, so make sure you check those out if you haven’t already. Once you’ve brushed up on your time-telling skills, try to talk about some…

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