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Experiencing a Chinese Beer Festival Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

Summer (夏季 – xià jì) is in full swing in China. All across the country, people are doing their best to stay cool. For some middle-aged men, that means exposing their stomach in what’s known as the “Beijing Bikini” (北京比基尼 – běi jīng bǐ jī ní). Many families flock to water parks (水上乐园 – shuǐ…

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How to Order a Beer in Chinese Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

How to Order a Beer in Chinese

People have been drinking beer (啤酒 – pí jiǔ) for thousands of years in China. As a matter of fact, recent archaeological discoveries show that villagers in China were making a beer-like beverage as far back as 7,000 BC! Beer comes second only to tea in China when it comes to beverage consumption. China also surpassed…

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Chinese Beer Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

When it comes to booze, there’s no doubt that it’s all about the baijiu (白酒 – bái jiǔ) in China. This traditional Chinese liquor – which bears an uncanny resemblance to rocket fuel – is the drink of choice at functions like business dinners and weddings. You can’t always slam glasses of something that’s 45-50%…

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Summer in Qingdao Video Posted by on Jul 14, 2016

Qingdao is one of the most popular places to visit in China in the summer months. Tour its beaches, historic churches, and beer festival in this short video.

Summertime in Qingdao Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

Summer is here, and that means people all over China are heading out on family vacations. One of the most popular places in the country for a summer trip is Qingdao (青岛 – qīng dǎo). Located on the east coast in Shandong province, this city is famous for its beaches, seafood, and of course, Tsingtao…

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The Qingdao Beer Festival (青岛啤酒节) Posted by on Jul 30, 2011

About a month into my first stint in China (中国 – zhōng guó), I suffered from a case of itchy feet.  While I had moved here to work, my job was only meant to be a means to an end – to fund my adventures.  My first few weeks in 北京 had been a roller…

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