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10 Places in Asia To See Before You Die

Reading Time: 4 minutes Asia has become more and more attractive for people from the West to travel to or backpack in. It’s relatively cheap to get around and the cultures are so different from back home that travelers are simply stunned by amazement. There is an endless number of amazing places to see in Asia but these following…

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5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Nanjing has always been far up on my travel bucket list in China. Especially its history had intrigued me since the city was the capital of numerous dynasties and was even named “the capital of the world” during the Tang Dynasty, when China was an extremely wealthy empire with a high standard…

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How To Conquer The Great Wall in Half A Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes Beijing was the first place I had ever been to in China. In early summer 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the Chinese capital for a whole week with our University Chinese course. It was super exciting and an experience I will never forget. That’s why I was super happy when I had the…

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Differences Between China and Korea

Reading Time: 4 minutes Now that I’m only a few weeks away from going back to Korea to visit my boyfriend Jeongsu, I started thinking about some major differences between China and South Korea. Even though they are both Asian countries and located pretty close to each other, you would think the two countries must be pretty similar. Indeed,…

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Guest Post: My Same-Sex Marriage To A Chinese Man

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am so happy to feature this guest post about same-sex marriage between an American and Chinese national. Previously, I wrote about the LGBT scene in China because I think it is of great importance in Today’s China. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!  “Its amazing how your expectations of…

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Why You Should Move To A New City Where You Don’t Know A Single Soul

Reading Time: 6 minutes A while ago, I read an article published by Elite Daily called “Why You Should Move To A New City Where You Don’t Know A Single Soul”. The title seemed very intriguing and spoke to me. I had just, again, moved to a place I didn’t know anyone a few months ago and wanted to…

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Traveling China by Bus and Train

Reading Time: 3 minutes China is a country with a variety of sceneries: it has mountains, beaches, lakes, valleys, rivers, deserts, ice and much much more to offer. With its 22 provinces, the country has plenty of tourist attractions and something to offer for everyone. Luckily, China’s infrastructure is getting more and more advanced and more and more cities…

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The Hardest Chinese Characters 最难写的汉字

Heyuan: One of China’s Hidden Treasures

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since China is such a huge country, there are thousands of unique places to travel to. From the big cultural sights in Beijing and Xi’an over great landscape in Guilin and Yangshuo to developed metropoles like Shenzhen: The Middle Kingdom offers something for everyone. However, there is one place that unites culture, landscape and city…

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Happy Chinese National Day! 国庆节快乐!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today it’s finally here, October 1st, the economic wonder of China is turning 64! This means, today, exactly 64 years ago, Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic of China with a ceremony held on Tiananmen Square. If you want to skip the history lesson ahead continue reading at “What do see and do on October 1st…

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Western Woman in China

Reading Time: 5 minutes Even though there’s already many blog posts about this topic, I would also like to share my personal experience about being a Western women in China. As Sara Jaaksola described in her blog post “Being a Western Woman in China”, there’s not a lot of foreign women living in China, or at least in our Chinese…

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Chinese Song of the Week: Escape Plan – 夜空中最亮的星

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have been totally addicted to this song by Chinese rock band 逃跑计划 (táo páo jì huá) which stands for Escape Plan. The pop/rock/indie band was formed in 2007 in Beijing. Their first album “Take me Away” was released on August 8, 2008. They even won  the best new comer award of Tencent’s Starlight Awards 星光大典 in December…

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Chinese Male Models: “China’s Most Striking Men”

Reading Time: 3 minutes China’s economy has been booming for decades and not only industries like energy, automobile and steel/coal are keeping the economy up. There is one other industry that has been emerging over the past years: the Chinese fashion industry! The China Fashion Week in Beijing as well as special Fashion Weeks in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin are…

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