Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Duan Wu Festival

Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Duan Wu Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, often known as Duan Wu Jie (端午节 Duān Wǔ Jié), is a traditional holiday originating in China. The holiday occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on lunar calendar. You can also call it the Double Fifth Festival. For the year of 2017, we are...
Teaching Intern: Chinese Food

Teaching Intern: Chinese Food

China has so much culinary goodness to offer I couldn’t even attempt to break it all down in one small article. Beijing alone has so many of its own fantastic dishes! The following are a few of my favourites which I returned to China knowing I wanted more of. However,...

First 24 Hours…

Almost everyone has arrived, has settled into their hotels and is starting to get to know each other. With the time difference in China and after a long flight, the participants would undoubtedly be tired and so today is a rest day. At breakfast, temperature checks...

Tips On How To Bargain In China!

The TTC 2010 winter program is underway and it’s been a busy few days in preparation for it. Keep your eyes peeled as there will be regular blog postings! We’ll be putting up loads of interesting things such as Chinese idioms, Mandarin phrases/words, photos, videos,...
The Spirit Of The Shaolin

The Spirit Of The Shaolin

I have been lucky to travel the breadth of China and see lots of amazing places. China is a country filled with beauty, history and culture. One place filled with this history and culture is the Song Shan Shaolin Temple in Henan. The temple is a mecca for martial arts...
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