3rd day

8 May 2015

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It was the third day in the Travel. In the second day’s night. Our elder brother in Xi’an suggested us we should to go to the tomb of our grand father’s on the third day’s morning. Because it was the spring festival. We should go there and take a look of him. It is Chinese […]

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A family driving trip to Shanxi(山西) and Shaanxi(陕西)in spring festival(2)

2 Apr 2015

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After 13 hours driving , we arrived in Xian in Shaanxi province , I slept like a stone in the hotel… 13 hours’s drving is just too difficult to me.. In the second day of this trip . We went to my wife’s grandma’s home . I didn’t leave my hometown Beijing during the spring […]

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A driving trip to Shanxi and Shaanxi province in spring festival(1)

30 Mar 2015

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It cost us 5 days from Beijing to Shanxi and Shaanxi province this time. Five days ,all way driving of 3500 km long distance. 1st day: I woke up at 5:00 am .It was really too early for me. I slept all night on sofa and can’t sleep well because of noises of the Firecrackers. I felt so tired. […]

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A temple named Tanzhesi(潭柘寺)

24 Jan 2015

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“First there is the Tanzhe Temple, and later the Beijing City.” This sentence has been passed down for hundreds of years. In my mind. The temple is where I belong to. We know that the life is impermanent. Good luck and bad luck could come at any time, Even if life is so. We believe in which is so-called the true causal(因果不虚). We have […]

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A Beijinger’s pigeon dream

4 Jan 2015

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It was several years ago. I always wake up with the whistling… That’s the sound of old Beijing. In that days there were not too many high buildings. Most people lived in Hutong houses. We had a slow life. Every morning when I went to school I could see the pigeons flying, with clear pigeon […]

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My Tea drinking hoppy

17 Dec 2014

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Tea in china is not only a kind of drink but also a life style. In Beijing it is always the same. Old Beijingers always like drink jasmine tea . My parents drank it with a cup named “Bagangzi”(把缸子) as I saw when I was a child. It was a cup with handle made by […]

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Culture shock, I need help( ⊙ o ⊙ )

9 Dec 2014

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I met a new friend Lars last week at his annual talk at the Hutong Museum.It was the first time for me to meet so many foreigners in one place that day. It is interesting to talk with them especially when we talk something culture related. But I found we have many different points of view. I […]

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A Chinese Crash Course – Five Cities in Five Phrases

5 Dec 2014

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Last summer, through a university exchange program, I had the privilege to study Mandarin Chinese for two weeks in the Prague, leading up to a twelve-day cultural excursion throughout northern china. Our route was modeled on the Chinese portion of the ancient Silk Road, which connected China, India, Persia, Arabia and Europe for thousands of […]

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Classic china series-HuTong impression in December

5 Dec 2014

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At first I’d like to introduce myself shortly. Vincent Wang is my name, Wang is my family name.I’ve lived in Beijing hutong for over 30 years.I love my country and my hometown Beijing deeply.I am very glad to meet everybody here and I hope we could keep a long friendship in china just like family. […]

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[guest post]5 Great Gifts for People When Celebrating the Chinese New Year

23 Sep 2014

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If you’re thinking about going to china for the New Year, get your tickets now.  It’s one of the most wonderful experiences to get you to fall in love with the culture while creating memories that will last forever.  However, as you meet people and get invited to parties, you’ll need to know how to […]

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