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Archive for September, 2013

A Rainy Day in Dalian Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

Dalian is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northeast China. While most people visit in the summer months to hit the beach, there’s more to do than just lay out and go swimming – especially on a rainy day when those things really aren’t viable options. Check out some of the city’s squares…

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Travel Around China Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

A few days ago, we went on a video tour around China in five minutes here at the Transparent Chinese blog. Well, today you have the opportunity to cruise around this massive and fascinating country at your own pace. Throughout the years, we’ve posted tons of articles about great places to travel and ways to…

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Around China in 5 Minutes Posted by on Sep 22, 2013

Join the Grateful Gypsies as we take you on a tour around the Middle Kingdom in just five minutes! Visit some of China’s most iconic cities, climb a few mountains, float down scenic rivers, take in the culture and history of this amazing country, dig in to some delicious food, get silly at a beer…

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

Today is an important holiday in Chinese culture – the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 – zhōng qiū jié). This harvest festival was made a public holiday in the Middle Kingdom back in 2008, and most Chinese people enjoy a short break from work or school to reunite with family members. You may not know it, but…

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Chairman Mao – Early Years of the PRC Posted by on Sep 18, 2013

In our first post about Chairman Mao, we went from his birth to the birth of a new nation. Click here in case you missed it. After years of bloody civil war and occupation by Japan during World War II, Mao spoke in front of a massive crowd on October 1st, 1949 and established the…

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At the Market – Fruit Posted by on Sep 15, 2013

We’re continuing our journey through the aisles of your local Chinese market here to help you with your grocery shopping needs. Last time, we learned a lot of useful vocabulary about vegetables – here’s that post in case you missed it. That’s one important part of a balanced diet, but we can’t forget about fruit…

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Chaoyang Park (朝阳公园) Posted by on Sep 12, 2013

There are tons of fun places to hang out in the Chinese capital. In the past, we’ve looked at two such spots – Sanlitun and NLGX. After my recent post about local parks in Beijing, I figured I’d bring back this old video series with a short about Chaoyang Park. With sports, an amusement park…

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