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Archive for October, 2013

20 Common Chinese Dishes Posted by on Oct 9, 2013

If you’ve ever been in a real Chinese restaurant before (by that I mean one that’s actually in China), I’m sure you know that awkward feeling of not being able to understand anything on the menu. While plenty of restaurants in China fix their menus up with pictures and others translate the names of dishes…

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China’s Ghost Cities Posted by on Oct 6, 2013

We’ve all heard of Beijing and Shanghai – China’s massive mega-cities that are known around the world. Millions of Chinese people live in these metropolises, and even millions more would do just about anything in their power to join them. In short, more people want to live there than actually can; as a result, home…

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National Day Golden Week Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

Every year on October 1st, China celebrates its National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié). This holiday marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, which Chairman Mao proclaimed from Tiananmen Square. Along with the Spring Festival, this is a week-long holiday for most people. Actually, people call them both “Golden Weeks”…

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