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San Yue Jie – A Street Festival in Dali Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

On the third full moon of the lunar calendar, the circus comes to Dali. Ok, it’s not exactly a circus, but it sure looks like one. San Yue Jie (三月街 – sān yuè jiē), or “Third Month Street”, is the biggest festival of the year for the local Bai people. If you’re wondering why the festival uses…

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Shaxi Video Tour Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

Shaxi Villages

We’ve already introduced the ancient town of Shaxi in Yunnan province in a written post, so now it’s time to take a little video tour. Check out the town square, a few temples, and an awesome hostel. Explore the beautiful surroundings on foot, and finish with the colorful Friday market.

Better Know an… Autonomous Region (Guangxi) Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

Our long, strange trip around the Middle Kingdom continues, as we visit all of the provinces, municipalities, SARs, and autonomous regions that make up this massive country. Last time, we reviewed all of our progress so far and explored the fascinating land of Inner Mongolia. Today, we’re heading back down south to check out Guangxi…

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Better Know a… Province (Part Four) Posted by on Jan 16, 2013

We’re making our way all around China here, one province, municipality, autonomous region, and special administrative region at a time. So far, we’ve been to both Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Heilongjiang, Sichuan and Gansu provinces. Today, we’re heading to the east coast, to Zhejiang province (浙江省 – zhè jiāng shěng). A CCTV Travelogue…

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Chinese Love – Part Seven Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

Now that the wedding and the honeymoon (蜜月 – mì yuè) are over, what’s family life like in China? Well, ever since 1976, Chinese families have lived with the One Child Policy (计划生育政策 – jì huà shēng yù zhèng cè). It is a common misconception, however, that all Chinese are limited to only one child…

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