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By:Even on 1/28/2013 11:11:20 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,China,Tours,Rime,Island,Jilin,

  What is Rime? When the air around you is minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees F), what will it take to appreciate natural scenery? Most of the time, spirits remain understandably low in chilly winds, and appetite for visual treats is hard to find. Still, at least one icy resident manag

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By:Even on 1/25/2013 12:04:29 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Beijing,Tour,Hutong,

The Hutong, an old-style city alley or lane, is one of the most distinctive features and must-see attractions in Beijing. There are thousands of hutongs in the city, many of which were built during the Yuan (1206-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. We list the most famous hutong

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By:Even on 1/22/2013 6:08:20 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Chinese,Tea,China,Tours,

Preparing & Drinking Tea There are too many different ways of preparing and drinking tea to describe them all so listed below are the four main types you are likely to experience in your travels. They are Kung Fu tea, pouring tea into a Gawain (Chinese tea cup), boiling the tea in a kettle and

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By:Even on 1/21/2013 5:51:53 PM Category: Culture
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The Health Benefits of Chinese Tea So apart from the long history of tea, tea is also probably good for your health in many different ways.  Digestion and Weight Loss – Many types of tea such as Oolong tea and Pu’er tea can improve the performance of enzymes that break down fat,

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By:Even on 1/20/2013 6:14:30 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Chinese,Tea,China,Tours,

The History of Tea Legend – The history of tea is shrouded in the mists of time and began in 2737BCE when Emperor Shennong was boiling a pot of water and a leaf from a nearby tea bush fell into his pot. Western Zhou Period (1046 to 771BCE) – Tea was used as a ritual offering. Prior t

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By:Even on 1/17/2013 8:32:49 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,China,Tours,Chinese,tea,

  If you plan on travelling to China or just want to know a little more about Chinese culture and daily life, you should learn the basics of Chinese tea. An understanding of Chinese tea will help you make friends with the locals, enjoy one of China’s more refined and relaxing past tim

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By:Even on 1/16/2013 10:22:53 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Guilin,Tours,New,Year,China,

New Year is coming! For much of the globe this involves sipping bubbly with friends until the sun comes up, seeing out the old year with bonfires and flares and off-key renditions of Auld Lang Syne. If you still plan to spend your New Year like that, I have to say “Oh, it sucks!” Go! Gu

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By:tiffany on 12/21/2012 1:05:51 AM Category: Travel Tips
Tags: ,travel,trip,China,time,

Perfect Time to Visit the Following Cities Time City Time City January Harbin, Jilin; July Dalian,Qingdao; February

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By:tiffany on 12/6/2012 12:44:51 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,China,feast,

    In terms of man’s evolution, the evolution of taste buds seems to be the fastest. People love fancy food for it can satisfy their increasingly demanding taste buds: Chinese love shark fin, French goose liver sauce, and Russians caviar.     The "A Bi

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By:tiffany on 11/9/2012 1:40:37 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Winter Pictures,steps,photography,

    Typically, when you use your camera’s “auto” setting to take pictures outdoors in wintry snow conditions, the pictures will come out too dark.All that white snow messes with your camera’s internal “exposure” settings.     To avo

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