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Archive for February, 2015

A Very Chinese Chinese New Year Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

Chinese Holidays for 2018

After a 6-year hiatus from celebrating the Spring Festival in China, I decided to keep it local this year and take a short trip through southeast Yunnan’s Honghe Prefecture in favor of a beach vacation. Check out some highlights from our trip through this stunning part of China, home to many Hani and Yi people,…

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Cycling in Yangshuo Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

Yangshuo has some of the best scenery in China, with stunning karst mountains and winding rivers. Get out of the touristy town and explore this beautiful place on two wheels.

Why Spring Festival Sucks Posted by on Feb 19, 2015

It’s that time of year again – fireworks are going off everywhere, auspicious couplets are hanging outside of doors, children are counting up their lucky money, and millions of people are moving around the country to see their loved ones. Ah yes, it’s Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) in China once more. It’s both…

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Spring Festival Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

Chinese New Year is almost here, which means we’re about to say goodbye to the Year of the Horse and welcome in the Year of the Goat. This year, China will celebrate its New Year’s Eve on February 18th with the annual CCTV Gala, and plenty of fireworks will usher in the New Year that begins…

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A Long Journey Home Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

The Spring Festival is fast approaching, and millions of Chinese people are heading home to ring in the New Year with their loved ones. For many, it’s a long and tiring journey home. Trains are packed to the brim, airports are bustling, and roads are full of cars, trucks, and buses all across the country.…

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