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Top 10 China Experiences Posted by on Sep 17, 2015

In the 5+ years that I lived and worked in China, I was fortunate enough to have more incredible experiences than I can even count. Perhaps the fact that the 2008 Olympics kicked off on my first day in the country was a sign of epic things to come, as the years that followed were…

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Travel Across China Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

China is a massive country – it’s the most populous nation in the world and the 4th largest by area. As such, planning a trip here can be a bit tricky. There’s so much to see and do in the Middle Kingdom that you could literally spend a lifetime exploring it and still not check…

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Summertime in China Posted by on Jun 24, 2015

We’ve already gone over some useful vocabulary for talking about summer in Chinese, but what is summertime really like in the Middle Kingdom? Just like in America and many other countries around the world, summer is full of family vacations, outdoor fun, and sunshine in China. Of course, people here do their best to avoid…

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Chinese Summer Vocabulary Posted by on Jun 16, 2015

Summer is fast approaching, as children finish up their exams and parents scramble to schedule family vacations and summer camps. For Chinese kids, the learning never stops. While the summer holiday provides a much-needed break from the long days and stacks of homework at their school, there will most certainly be extra classes during the…

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Summer Fun in and Around Beijing Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

August is upon is, which means the summer holiday for students is coming to a close. In just a few weeks, it’s back to school to hit the books and “good good study, day day up” (好好学习天天向上 – hǎo hào xué xí tiān tiān xiàng shàng) as they say in China. There’s still plenty of…

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Highlights of Shandong Province Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Take a video journey through eastern China’s Shandong province. Climb Mt. Tai, the holiest Taoist mountain in the country, visit the home of Confucius for a lesson in history and culture, and then head to Qingdao to hit the crowded beach, feast on seafood, and get crazy at the annual beer festival. 泰安 – tài’ān…

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Better Know a… Province (Shandong) Posted by on Jan 27, 2014

China is a huge country, with provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and SARs. Yeah, it’s a bit complicated. That’s why we’re going all around the country and introducing each place one by one. It’s been a while since the last post in this ongoing series, so here’s a recap for those of you who haven’t been…

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