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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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By:tiffany on 11/1/2012 1:38:58 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Terra-cotta,Warrior,,

Xi'an was ancient capital of the first emperor. It's actually a fairly interesting town but everybody goes mainly to see the hall of the Terra Cotta Warriors, which are indeed spectacular. I shot some great panoramas of them.     The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most sig

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By:tiffany on 10/18/2012 1:23:08 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,China-Chinese,Cheongsam,Chinese,knot,Folding,fan,

1.  Cheongsam     The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.     The name "cheongsam," meaning simply "long dress," entered the English vocabu

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By:tiffany on 10/11/2012 11:24:46 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,yangshuo,guilin,scenery,travel,

Yangshuo is popular for its incredible karst scenery, beautiful mountains, rivers, caves, and temples as well as its laid back cafes and bars. It is not a typical Chinese town and does not have the big-city feel as in most other Chinese cities. That means it is relatively air and noise pollution fr

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By:Carina on 9/27/2012 11:48:59 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Lijiang,Ancient,Naxi,Dongba,Culture,

The ancient town of Lijiang was built in the middle of a flatland at the foot of the Yulong Snow Mountain. It got its name “Dayan Town’ because the town is surrounded by the tree-cover mountains on all sides with crystal clear water running in the middle of it . It has the appearance of

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By:Su_R on 9/21/2012 1:56:25 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,mid-autumn,festival,mooncake,Yuan,dynasty,Song,dynasty,

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the 15th day of the 8th month is the exact middle of autumn, hence it is called the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is an evening celebration when families gather together to light lanterns,

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By:Su_R on 9/14/2012 3:05:10 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,paris, seine, culture, movie, writer,

 I watched a movie recently, called Midnight in Paris. It tells a story, which uses the Paris city as a background, from the Golden time till nowadays, about the engaged couple having a tour in Paris. Paris is a romantic but strange city, the fresh morning, the charming afternoon and the luxur

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By:Carina on 8/26/2012 6:57:52 PM Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ,Festival,The,Double,Seventh,

The Double Seventh Festival, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a traditional festival full of romance. Since this festival comes in mid-summer, the night is very beautiful with warm weather and the grass and trees reveal their luxurious greens. You will see the sky is dotted with stars and

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By:Carina on 8/20/2012 2:33:36 AM Category: Travel News
Tags: ,Xing'an, Rice Noodle Festiva, Grape Festival,

It is declared in the press conference of Xing'an County Party committee and county government that the 6th Xing'an Rice Noodle Festival plus Grape Festival will be held on August 23 and last for about a week.      Rice Noodle is a very famous and popular snack in Guilin regi

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By:Carina on 8/12/2012 8:22:33 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Yangshuo,Impression,Sanjie,L,culture,show,

It is common for people to watch plays in an indoor theater that has the stage, lights, and sound equipment in an enclosed space, but have you ever thought about going to a nature outdoor theater for a different experience? Maybe you can consider going Yangshuo to appreciate Impression Sanjie Liu.

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