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By:Kane on 5/25/2011 1:21:54 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Tibet,desert, camel, vehicle, travel light, gorge, yarlung Gorge,

As we said that any trip in Tibet is not to be taken lightly.   When normal vehicles won’t do in the desert, we have to resort to specialist vehicles. At times, we were using quad bikes to get up sand dunes, to get to the most challenging places. Even then, sometimes quad-bikes would

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By:Susan on 5/23/2011 7:51:50 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Jiangtouzhou Village, Lingchuan Town, Guilin,

Jiangtouzhou Village, 30km from Guilin City, is considered as one of the 'Most Valuable Ancient Village of China'. This ancient village has still remarkably preserved the age-old architectures dating from Ming and Qing dynasties. According to the historical records, 90% residents, with the fami

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By:Alexander on 5/23/2011 2:10:48 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Tang Dynasty, Chinese History,

Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), traditionally regarded as the golden age of China, was a time of patricians and intellectuals, Buddhist monks and Taoist priests, poetry and music, song and dance --a period of peace and exceptional creativity lasting 300 years.

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By:peterwang on 5/22/2011 8:26:14 PM Category: Uncategorized
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Editor’s Note: This translated article gives readers an crash course on the intricate rules of Chinese drinking culture, particularly rules associated with toasting others. Not to be seen too lightly, toasting is a tradition that can make or break the “guanxi” (connections) that p

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By:peterwang on 5/22/2011 8:19:37 PM Category: Travel News
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Guanyinshan Fantasy Coastal Water World (音山梦幻海岸水世界), the first large water park in Fujian, will open on a trial run basis on May 20th. According to reports, the water park features some of the newest and most popular aquatic facilities and is equipped with a large 10-lane swimming pool, sp

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By:peterwang on 5/22/2011 8:18:50 PM Category: In the News
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<p>On April 28th, Wuhan Yangtze International School opened in Wuhan. It is the only international school approved in the six provinces in middle and southern China by the Ministry of Education. The school, which is invested by Hunan Province and Wuhan City, manages to provide children of exp

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By:Kane on 5/22/2011 5:43:58 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,remote area, adventure jounery, Tibet, Lhasa, challenging,

In a vast country like China, getting into the remote areas can be quite challenge and some modes of transport were more unorthodox than others. This is an account of our adventure jounery.   Take our journey to tibet for example.   We wanted to adventrue Mount Kailash, one of th

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By:Susan on 5/20/2011 12:02:29 AM Category: Travel News
Tags: ,Dongshan Village, Qifeng Town, Guilin, Rice Paddies,

Dongshan Village, located in the Qifeng Village, is a quiet village with simple and unsophisticated folkways and picturesque landscape. Now, it’s a good time to appreciate amazing rice paddies there!  How to Get There: No.4 Public Bus (Picture Source: BB

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By:Alexander on 5/18/2011 6:55:01 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,China Vacation, Homestay Experience,

It was such a wonderful vacation, definitely an experience of lifetime- and the homestays were the best!! What an amazing opportunity that was for us to get a more real experience of being in China. If I were younger I would want to learn Chinese and go live there for a year or so. As I age I feel

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By:Kane on 5/17/2011 6:08:29 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,summer, restaurant, Chinese cuisine, traditional Chinese,

Beijing's restaurant scene gets so much busier with the coming of summer. There is a lot to do and a lot to try.   The opening of the Beijing International Food Festival and the ninth Zhongguancun International Food Festival in late April inspired more than 20 restaurants to display their di

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