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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Posted by on Feb 17, 2013

In the nearly four years that I’ve been living in China, there’s only one place that I’ve visited on three separate occasions – Harbin (哈尔滨 – hā ěr bīn), the capital city of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province (黑龙江省 – hēi lóng jiāng shěng). Originally financed by the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th…

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Better Know A… Province (Part Two) Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

For those of you who are just joining this ongoing series, so far we’ve covered two municipalities (Beijing and Shanghai) and one province (Sichuan). Today, we’re going to make a big leap from the land of pandas and hot pot in southwest China to the complete opposite corner of the country as we explore Heilongjiang…

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Harbin – China’s Winter Wonderland Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Harbin (哈尔滨 – Hā ěr bīn) is the capital of Heilongjiang province (黑龙江省 – hēi lóng jiāng shěng), located in the area of China known as Dongbei (东北 – dōng běi), or the Northeast. The city’s name comes from a Manchu word meaning “a place for drying fishing nets.” A city with thousands of years…

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Harbin Part Two Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

For day two in Harbin, we visited the Tiger Park and the International Snow Sculpture Art Fair. 老虎公园 – lǎo hǔ gōng yuán Tiger Park 我们迷路了 – Wǒ men mí lù le We got lost 虎园欢迎您 – Hǔ yuán huān yíng nín Tiger Park Welcomes You 菜单 – cài dān menu 一些老虎喜欢玩儿,一些喜欢休息 – Yī xiē…

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Harbin Part One Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

Last month, I took a weekend trip up to one of the coldest places in China. The capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang (黑龙江) province, Harbin (哈尔滨) literally translates as “a place for drying fish nets.” The 10th largest city in China looks like a mix of China and Russia (俄罗斯), thanks to its complicated history…

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