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Changbai Mountain (West Side) Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

Take the short train ride from the north to west side of the amazing Changbai Mountain, relax in a hot spring hotel, feast on delicious food, and explore the natural beauty of the mountain. 白河 – bái hé Baihe 松江河 – sōng jiāng hé Songjianghe 硬卧 – yìng wò hard sleeper 天域度假酒店 – tiān yù…

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Culture Shock in China – Getting Around Posted by on Jul 27, 2013

When traveling to or living in a country that’s very far away and very different from your own, some culture shock is inevitable.  So far, we’ve discussed the culture shock in China related to eating and drinking.  Today, we’re going to talk about another everyday topic – getting around. When I first arrived in Beijing…

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Transportation in Beijing Posted by on Jun 30, 2013

Getting from point A to point B is a frustrating yet important part of our daily lives. Whether you’re going to class, work, the supermarket, or out with friends, you’re going to have to use some mode of transportation. Living in a massive city like Beijing, there are many forms of transportation available. To help…

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A Day in Datong Posted by on May 15, 2013

Explore the old city of Datong in China’s Shanxi province in this short video. An overnight train from Beijing will get you there in just over 5 hours. Check out the old neighborhood and the newly rebuilt City Wall, in addition to some other places of interest such as the Drum Tower, Grand Mosque, and…

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Golden Week Travels (黄金周旅游) Posted by on Oct 3, 2010

Greetings from Hohhot (呼和浩特 – hū hé hào tè), the capital city of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (内蒙古自治区 – nèi méng gǔ zì zhì qū).  Seeing as how it is the autumn edition of Golden Week (黄金周 – huáng jīn zhōu), it was time to get out of the big city for a change…

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