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Archive for October, 2016

Chinese Vocabulary – Western Food Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

We all know that Chinese food is amazing. After all, it’s one of the most varied and famous cuisines worldwide. From dim sum in the south, to Beijing roast duck in the north, and everything in between, you’ve got some incredible options for eating your way across China. We’ve already covered real Chinese food in…

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Dali – China’s Backpacker Mecca Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

Dali Yunnan

While China may not be nearly as popular as Southeast Asia or South America with backpackers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t great places there for independent, adventure-seeking travelers. One of the most popular areas in China for backpackers is Yunnan (云南 – yún nán). Home to stunning mountain scenery, vibrant ethnic minority culture, and delicious…

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A Chinese Halloween Posted by on Oct 24, 2016

Talking About Halloween in Chinese

It may not be a traditional holiday, but Halloween (万圣节 – wàn shèng jié) is becoming more and more popular in China with each passing year. The “10,000 Saints Festival” is celebrated in big cities all across the country, as young Chinese have taken an interest in this Western holiday. While there’s not a lot of…

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Xi’an Cuisine Video Tour Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

The city of Xi’an is famous for its Terracotta Warriors, as well as its City Wall. It’s also famous for its cuisine. Let’s explore in search of some Xi’an cuisine (西安菜 xī’ān cài). In a day of walking around Xi’an, try the city’s famous lamb stew with crumbled flatbread, the “Chinese hamburger,” and sample a…

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Xi’an Cuisine Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

If you live in New York, chances are you’ve stumbled upon one of the Xi’an Famous Foods (西安名吃 – xī’ān míng chī) restaurants. After being featured in several publications and TV shows, their popularity skyrocketed. The family-run chain recently opened its 11th location in the New York area and hopes to expand to more markets soon…

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Xi’an Video Tour (Part Two) Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

For your second day in Xi’an, head out of the city to visit a few historical sites. First up, check out Mt. Li where you’ll see the place Chiang Kai-shek hid from the Communists during the Xi’an Incident. Then visit the Huaqing Hot Springs, where a steamy love story exists. Finally, see the most famous…

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48 Hours in Xi’an (Part Two) Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

After checking out the City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, it’s time to head out to the most famous site here – the Terracotta Warriors. On the way out there, you might as well stop at another historical site. Huaqing Hot Springs (华清池 – huá qīng chí) Along the way to…

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