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Archive for February, 2017

10 Awesome “How to” Chinese Posts Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

Sleepers on a Chinese train.

Learning a new language is never easy, nor is traveling or living in a country where you don’t speak the language. That’s why we’re always trying to make things easier for you when it comes to speaking Chinese and doing everyday tasks in China. From vocabulary lists, to grammar-heavy posts, to cultural tidbits, we strive…

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Crossing the Bridge Rice Noodles Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

Crossing the Bridge Rice Noodles

When it comes to noodles, China has tons of different varieties. From the classic hand-pulled la mian from the country’s northwest, to Beijinger favorite zha jiang mian, there’s a bowl just waiting to be slurped up around every corner. Today we’re going to take a closer look at one famous type of Chinese noodle that has…

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Kunming Day Trips – the Western Hills Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Kunming Day Trips - Western Hills

While there’s plenty to do in the Spring City of Kunming, you’ve got to get out of the concrete jungle to really appreciate the beauty of this corner of China. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for great day-trips here. Check out what’s perhaps the most popular Kunming day trip – the Western Hills. Explore…

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The Western Hills of Kunming Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

While it’s definitely a big city, Kunming (昆明 – kūn míng) has plenty of options for outdoor activities a short trip away. With mountains, lakes, gardens, and temples in every direction, you’re spoiled for choices here. We’re going to take a closer look at some of the best day-trips available from the Spring City (春城…

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10 Different Types of Chinese Noodles Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

There’s nothing quite like slurping up a big tasty bowl of Chinese noodles (面条 – miàn tiáo). No matter where you are in this massive country, you’re sure to find some form of noodle dish. There’s even an idiom that can be translated as “no satisfaction without noodles” (无面不欢- wú miàn bù huān). To the…

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