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Archive for October, 2013

Beijing Zombie Apocalypse Posted by on Oct 31, 2013

What happens when a bunch of zombies walk through the hutongs and ride the subway in Beijing? Find out here! 万圣节 – wàn shèng jié Halloween 服装 – fú zhuāng costume 中国小孩子 – zhōng guó xiǎo hái zi Chinese children 安全 – Ān quán safety 僵尸 – jiāng shī zombie 我想吃脑子 – wǒ xiǎng chī…

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Culture Shock in China – Bathrooms Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

We’ve already discussed culture shock in China a bit on here in the last few months. In case you didn’t catch those posts, here’s a quick recap: Part One – Food/Eating Habits: In the first post, I share some details about the culture shock I encountered with Chinese food and just eating in China in…

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Street Food Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

As an American living in China, people always ask me if I miss good ole’ American food. Truth be told, you can find tons of great Western food in Beijing – BBQ, soul food, burgers, pizza – they’re all readily available at fine dining establishments in the Chinese capital. Actually, I find myself missing Chinese…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Beihai/Houhai Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

Our countdown of the Top 10 places in Beijing continues as we get closer and closer to #1. So far, we’ve explored the student haunt of the Wu, gotten artsy in 798, channeled our inner Chipster (Chinese hipster) in Gulou, and practiced tai chi in the local parks. Our next stop is all about the…

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Labor Day in Dalian Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

Our short video series about Dalian – a coastal city in northeast China – continues with a tour around some of the city’s many squares, a trip to the beach, and a stop in an art gallery housed in an old Russian building. 劳动节 – láo dòng jié Labor Day 五一 – wǔ yī 5/1…

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Better Know an… Autonomous Region (Guangxi) Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

Our long, strange trip around the Middle Kingdom continues, as we visit all of the provinces, municipalities, SARs, and autonomous regions that make up this massive country. Last time, we reviewed all of our progress so far and explored the fascinating land of Inner Mongolia. Today, we’re heading back down south to check out Guangxi…

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How to Survive a Chinese Tour Group Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

Getting stuck on a Chinese tour bus is probably one of the worst things you can do as a traveler. Unfortunately, it happened to us one day in Dalian. Learn how to survive this horrific experience. 不用,谢谢 – bú yòng, xiè xiè No thanks. 这是第一站,但是因为我们是外国人, 我们进不去. zhè shì dì yí zhàn, dàn shì yīn wèi…

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