China

Traveling for the sake of writing or else?

Traveling for the sake of writing or else?
November 19, 2012
Asia

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – Saint Augustine I’m often …Read the Rest

Best of my trips of 2011

Best of my trips of 2011
January 11, 2012
Asia

It’s always a pleasure to go back to my past trips, photos, tales and anecdotes I may have, this is …Read the Rest

Photo essay: Delicacies at Qingdao street food market, China

Photo essay: Delicacies at Qingdao street food market, China
November 7, 2011
Asia

East Asia is famous worldwide for its street food, and in China I’ve been to many lovely markets. The best …Read the Rest

Building Shanghai’s modernity

Building Shanghai’s modernity
August 28, 2011
Asia

It’s not a secret that I love Shanghai. I’ve lived there for a year and now I miss it very …Read the Rest

Shanghai’s display of Communism

Shanghai’s display of Communism
August 22, 2011
Asia

Just beside glitzy skyscrapers and the fast-paced modernity that is involving the whole China, Shanghai municipality didn’t neglect to celebrate …Read the Rest

A trip, a photo – Shanghai Yu Yuan garden

A trip, a photo – Shanghai Yu Yuan garden
August 13, 2011
Asia

  These gardens are usually known among expats as “Yu Yuan Garden”. The denomination is actually incorrect because the Chinese …Read the Rest

Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai’s precious stones

Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai’s precious stones
August 10, 2011
Asia

Jade is Chinese national pride, and it seems like Shanghai’s Jade Temple (Yu Fo Si, 玉佛寺) was built to celebrate …Read the Rest

Shanghai Confucian Temple, worshiping nature

Shanghai Confucian Temple, worshiping nature
August 2, 2011
Asia

Worshiping in Shanghai can assume very different facets. For a start, I’m not sure why there is a sanctuary devoted …Read the Rest

A trip, a photo – Shanghai, romance in modern times

A trip, a photo – Shanghai, romance in modern times
July 24, 2011
Asia

I took this picture an evening when I was walking by Hongmei Pedestrian Street, just off Hongmei Road in Shanghai, …Read the Rest

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin – Part 6: Money and Banks

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin – Part 6: Money and Banks
July 22, 2011
Asia

This is the last post of the series where I give some tips in Mandarin Chinese. After having tackled situations …Read the Rest

My 7 links, lest we forget

My 7 links, lest we forget
July 18, 2011
Asia

This is not a simple list, it’s my contribution to the “7 Links Project” promoted by Katie from Tripbase, in …Read the Rest

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin – Part 5: Renting a house

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin – Part 5: Renting a house
July 14, 2011
Asia

This is the fifth part of the series of tips in Mandarin Chinese for who comes to China and doesn’t …Read the Rest

Beijing Summer Palace, a walk through Chinese majesty

Beijing Summer Palace, a walk through Chinese majesty
July 9, 2011
Asia

One of my favorite spots in Beijing was the Summer Palace (Yíhé Yuán, 颐和园), former royal residence surrounded by a …Read the Rest

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin – Part 4: Traveling

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin – Part 4: Traveling
July 1, 2011
Asia

After the first three posts where I provide tips on how to deal with the most common situations in Mandarin …Read the Rest

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