7 Things to Know Before Needing a Chinese Toilet

Sep 28, 15 7 Things to Know Before Needing a Chinese Toilet

Like I write in A quick guide to Chinese toilets, there is no way you can avoid visiting a Chinese toilet while traveling around. So I have prepared a list over the things you need to know before you actually need it. Keywords: Toilet paper and squatting positions. Good luck. 

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Happy jiaozi! Or how to eat yourself to good fortune

Feb 17, 15 Happy jiaozi! Or how to eat yourself to good fortune

It’s time to start preparing for the new year! If you want to celebrate Year of the Goat in (north Chinese) style, you’ll need to eat lots of jiaozi (also known as dumplings). You can of course order at your local Chinese (and don’t forget to wish them Xin nian kuai le!), pick up a bag from the frozen section, but why not make a project out of it and eat the best steaming hot dumplings you have ever tried? Chinese New Years Eve is on February 18. Gongxi Facai!

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5 Ways to Include more Horse to your China trip

Feb 27, 14 5 Ways to Include more Horse to your China trip

While celebrating the Year of the Horse, I’ve been thinking of the times I have encountered horses around China. Not being the world’s biggest horse lover (they are big, OK!) I can’t say I actively seek them out, but now and then our paths crosses. If you want to add a little horse to your itinerary I recommend you check out these activities.

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What to expect from the Year of the Horse

Jan 26, 14 What to expect from the Year of the Horse

Just when our new year resolutions from starts to fade you can count on the Chinese for giving you a second chance. The Chinese New Year starts January 31, so no excuses, throw yourself out there! We are entering The Year of the Horse, so get ready for a fast paced year. Before you ride into the new sunrise it might be good to know a bit about what the new year will bring.

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Christmas with Chinese Characteristics

Dec 22, 13 Christmas with Chinese Characteristics

You could be right thinking Christmas is not something that is celebrated in China. After all, the world biggest communist country should in theory have the world largest atheist population, right? And culturally, shouldn’t the Chinese be drawn to their Buddhist and Taoist inheritance?

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