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My Favorite Places in China Posted by on May 25, 2021

For the past 15 months, travel has basically been on hold due to the pandemic. As people start to get vaccinated and countries announce their plans to open up, we can finally look forward to future travel again. I’ve had some of my best travel experiences ever in China, so today I’d like to share…

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8 Years of Videos Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

8 Years of Videos

After 8 years of sharing videos on Chinese language and culture, this will be my final video post on the Transparent Chinese channel. As such, I’ve put together a nice recap on 8 years of videos to share with you. It’s been a wild ride that included living in both Beijing and Kunming, working as…

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5 Types of Chinese Noodles Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

5 Types of Chinese Noodles

It’s no secret that China loves noodles. The country is home to so many different noodle dishes, it’ll make your head spin! It seems like each city has its own unique noodle dish. Some are more famous than others and can be found all over the country. Let’s take a look at 5 Chinese noodle…

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How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Kunming Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Kunming

If you’re backpacking around China and find your way to Kunming, chances are you’re looking to travel into Southeast Asia next. The Spring City is the perfect place to begin your SE Asia adventure, as it’s possible to get a visa for Vietnam here and catch a bus all the way to the border. Find…

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Yunnan Travel Guide Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

Yunnan Travel Guide

If you translate Yunnan (云南 – yún nán) directly, you get “South of the Clouds.” Once you visit this province in southwest China, you’ll quickly see where it gets the name. Full of epic mountains that touch the sky, Yunnan really does feel like you’re just south of the clouds. Our last post introduced the…

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Lantern Festival in 60 Seconds Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Lantern Festival in 60 Seconds

The Lantern Festival is the 15th and final day of Spring Festival. On this day, people in China will solve lantern riddles and eat rice balls called tangyuan. At places like the City Wall of Xi’an and the Grand View Park in Kunming, you can see an impressive lantern display. Check out some highlights of…

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Best Places to go in China in 2018 Posted by on Jan 22, 2018

For many people, their New Year’s resolution is to travel more or learn a new language. Why not kill two birds with one stone (一箭双雕 – yī jiàn shuāng diāo) by heading to China to do both? Not only is China an amazing country to explore, but English is not widely-spoken. This means you’ll have…

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