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Day Two in Harbin (Video) Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

Our 48-hour adventure in China’s winter wonderland of Harbin continues. After checking out the Snow Expo on Day One, it’s time to hit the main event of the annual Ice and Snow Festival. Day Two includes a visit to the Siberian Tiger Park, the Ice and Snow World, and a stroll along the city’s Central…

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10 Things to Do for Chinese New Year Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

Getting Ready for Spring Festival

The Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) – also known as Chinese New Year – is right around the corner. Millions upon millions of people in China are in the midst of the annual Spring Festival rush (春运 chūn yùn) trying to make it home in time for the New Year. As the holiday approaches…

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Chinese Lunch (中式午餐) Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

What do Chinese people eat for lunch? I’ll give you a clue – it’s not General Tso’s chicken or egg rolls! Want to see what a real Chinese lunch looks like? You’ve come to the right place! Check out some common lunch foods from across China in this short video, from Beijing, to Xi’an, to…

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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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All About Dumplings Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

Over my 5+ years of living in China, I was often asked about what I missed from home. Aside from the obvious family and friends, food and drink always popped up in the discussion. When I first got to Beijing in 2008, I definitely found myself missing craft beer and certain comfort foods from home…

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5 Chinese Horror Movies for Halloween Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the holiday AND learn a language at the same time than to watch some Chinese horror movies? In case you missed it last year, you can brush up on your Chinese Halloween vocabulary first. Although not quite as popular as their counterparts from…

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Top 10 of 2014 Posted by on Dec 30, 2014

2014 is just about in the books, and you know what that means – time for our Top 10 of the year! 10.  Tricky Chinese Tones For new learners of Chinese – especially Westerners not used to tonal languages – the tones are confusing and frustrating. There’s more to the four tones of Chinese than…

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