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Celebrating Spring Festival in a Village Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

All around China, families are gathered together to celebrate the Spring Festival. There’s a massive feast, dragon dances, plenty of red envelopes, the CCTV New Year’s Gala, and more fireworks than you can imagine. While we were living in Kunming, we had the pleasure of ringing in the Chinese New Year in our friend’s village…

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All About Spring Festival Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

Chinese Vocabulary for Spring Festival

It’s an exciting time in China and Chinese communities around the world, as people are gearing up for the Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié). Known to many as the Chinese New Year, this is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. The Spring Festival has a rich history as well as plenty of traditions…

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The Quiet Side of Dali Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Dali Er Hai Lake

Although the town of Dali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, it’s still possible to escape the crowds here. Stay in a village along the beautiful Er Hai Lake for a more peaceful, relaxing trip.

A Very Chinese Chinese New Year Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

Chinese Holidays for 2018

After a 6-year hiatus from celebrating the Spring Festival in China, I decided to keep it local this year and take a short trip through southeast Yunnan’s Honghe Prefecture in favor of a beach vacation. Check out some highlights from our trip through this stunning part of China, home to many Hani and Yi people…

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Go Take a (Beijing) Hike Posted by on Feb 4, 2015

While Chinese mega-cities are known for their air pollution, ridiculous traffic jams, and crowded streets, there’s a whole other world awaiting you outside in the far reaches of huge municipalities such as Beijing. Nature lovers will be happy to hear that it’s not all concrete jungle and smoggy skies in the Chinese capital; there are…

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Fujian Tulou Video Tour – Part Three Posted by on Feb 2, 2015

On the last day of our tulou adventure, we visit the amazing Chuxi group. Hike to a scenic lookout and ponder how the CIA once confused these clan dwellings for missile silos. Then visit three stunning tulou structures, one of which has been converted to a museum. 最后一天 – zuì hòu yì tiān last day…

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Fujian Tulou Video Tour – Part One Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

Join us on a video tour of the incredible tulou buildings of southeast China’s Fujian province. In part one, check out a cool hostel where you can base yourself, cycle through a village, explore a deserted tulou, and wind down with a night at a hot springs park. 土楼 – tǔ lóu tulou (earthen building)…

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