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2016 Year in Review – Culture and Travel Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

If you’re a fan of Chinese language and culture, 2016 has been a good year. We’ve covered tons of topics this year, including plenty of posts heavy on new Chinese vocabulary and important grammar. This blog is about more than just learning new words, though – it’s also about diving into Chinese culture and exploring…

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Dali – China’s Backpacker Mecca Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

Dali Yunnan

While China may not be nearly as popular as Southeast Asia or South America with backpackers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t great places there for independent, adventure-seeking travelers. One of the most popular areas in China for backpackers is Yunnan (云南 – yún nán). Home to stunning mountain scenery, vibrant ethnic minority culture, and delicious…

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San Yue Jie Festival Video Posted by on Mar 2, 2016

San Yue Jie Festival

On the third full moon of the lunar calendar, the streets of Dali come alive for the San Yue Jie festival. Merchants sell a wide array of goods, there’s horse racing, and even makeshift tattoo parlors. Check it out in this short video highlight: San Yue Jie (三月街 – sān yuè jiē) Bai people (白族…

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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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