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Archive for March, 2014

Chairman Mao – Later Years Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

Come to China and you’re sure to see one face everywhere you go – that of Mao Zedong. The Chairman is on all of the RMB notes from 1 up to the 100, statues of him can be found in just about every city, and small figurines as well as his “Little Red Book” line…

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A Video Tour of Northeast China Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

Head out from Beijing and take a tour of NE China (plus a quick stop in Hebei province) to see some of the most famous places in this region. Explore the Summer Mountain Resort of Chengde, hit seaside Dalian, climb stunning Chang Bai Mountain, and end with the Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. 承德…

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Chinese Street Food Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Street eats are some of the best in China – cheap and incredibly delicious! Take a video tour of night markets to learn a bunch about Chinese street food. 驴肉火烧 – lǘ ròu huǒ shāo donkey meat sandwich 饺子 – jiǎo zi dumplings 凉皮 – liáng pí “cold skin” (a cold noodle dish) 包子 –…

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All About Chinese Food Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

China is famous for many things – the Great Wall, giant pandas, kung fu, and of course, the food. Chinese cuisine is popular all around the world, and for good reason. The Chinese take great pride in their food, and they love it when foreigners rave about how delicious it is. Throughout the years here…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – The Summer Palace Posted by on Mar 18, 2014

Our countdown of the Top 10 places in Beijing is coming to an end, with only two spots remaining. In such a massive metropolis with so much to see and do, it’s been hard to narrow them all down to just ten. That being said, there are some places that stand out above the others…

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Going Undercover in Chinese Markets Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

We’ve been talking a lot about clothes shopping here recently, so I decided to go undercover in a few of Beijing’s busiest clothing markets to show you all what it’s really like clothes shopping in China. Take a peak at two local markets – one geared towards students and another for foreign tourists. Also, learn…

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How to Shop for Clothing in Mandarin (Part Two) Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

In the last post, we went over some useful language for clothes shopping in China. Now that you know a bunch of clothing related vocabulary, a few important measure words, and some common questions/answers, it’s time to bargain a bit, pay up, and get home to try on your new fly gear! Let’s get started……

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