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The Different Cuisines Of China

The majority of Chinese people are Han, and Han Chinese food varies within each region. These are often divided into eight main cuisinesand delve in. The Eight Culinary Traditions of China: Sichuan, Shandong, Cantonese, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Anhui. Sichuan cuisine: known as “Chuan cai” in Chinese – is perhaps the most popular in China and also […]


Ways To Find Activities In Chinese Cities

It can be easy to find things to do in China, as long as you know where to look. The bigger cities publish English language magazines, and in smaller areas the internet and knowledgeable locals are the best resources. There are specific magazines in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu that are popular and geared towards the […]


Stay In Contact While Away In China

While away, it is good to stay in touch with home. The two best ways to do this are: e-mail and Skype. Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China, thus they would not be a good means of communication. Sometimes Google does not work well either, so it might be a good idea to create […]


China Tour Scams

In major tourist areas like Tian’anmen Square, Wangfujing, Houhai etc some locals may approach you and start up a conversation with a story aimed at getting money out of you. These are some of the typical scams to look out for: Tea Ceremonies: You are at a famous tourist spot, when a very polite young […]


Dali: The Heart Of Yunnan Province

Dali, a bit off the beaten path down in Yunnan.  I visited Dali during Golden week… Although it was busy we found it really easy to get there and to find somewhere to stay. We traveled from Kunming to Dali by bus which was much quicker than the train and costs about 80yuan one way. […]

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