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Archive for January, 2016

10 Beginner Chinese Videos Posted by on Jan 31, 2016

Learning a language is no easy task, especially one that is notoriously difficult such as Chinese. Thankfully, we’re here to help you in your quest to speak Mandarin. While we post tons of great content here on the blog, there’s also a lot going on over at our YouTube channel. There are plenty of videos…

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Countries, Nationalities, and Languages in Chinese Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

Over the past few months, we’ve had a lot of Chinese geography lessons. In case you missed them, here are the links to those posts: All 50 US States Canadian Provinces, Territories, and Cities European Countries North American Countries South American Countries and Capitals Asian Countries Now that we’ve learned so many names for countries,…

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Shaxi Friday Market Posted by on Jan 26, 2016

As I mentioned in the post about the Ancient Town of Shaxi, there’s a great outdoor market that goes on every Friday. Yunnan is one of the most diverse provinces in all of China, second only to Xinjiang in terms of how many ethnic minority groups are represented – there are 47 in Xinjiang and…

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Shaxi Ancient Town Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

Shaxi Yunnan

Most backpackers in Yunnan follow a pretty beaten path – Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, and Tiger Leaping Gorge. This is all doable in 10-14 days, all linked up with public transportation, and these places all cater to tourists. There are also many interesting places in Yunnan that are quite hard to get to, especially if you…

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Shangri-la Video Tour Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

Shangri-la China

Is the town of Shangri-la in China’s Yunnan province really the paradise written about in the novel “Lost Horizons”? That’s up to you to decide, but this town full of Tibetan culture and beautiful landscapes is well worth a visit either way!

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