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China Travel Shopping Tips (1) – Shops in China

Saturday, December 18, 2010 20:22

China’s rich artistic heritage is reflected in its stunning range of characteristic works of art – from stylized landscape paintings and calligraphy to delicate ceramic bowls and exquisitely carved bamboo. With the recent burgeoning of travel, Chinese cities are alive with shops and markets selling trinkets and souvenirs. Some of ...

China Travel Food Tips (7) - What to Drink

China Travel Food Tips (7) – What to Drink

Monday, December 6, 2010 18:16

Tea, of course is the most popular drink in China. There are countless arguments for drinking the infusion of the bush Camellia sinensis, and just as many legends about its origin. While tea is the most popular drink, there is a ...

China Travel Food Tips (6) - How to Hold Chopsticks

China Travel Food Tips (6) – How to Hold Chopsticks

Friday, December 3, 2010 17:34

1) Place the first chopstick in the crook of your thumb and forefinger. Support it with the little and ring fingers, and keep it there with the knuckle of the thumb. 2) Hold the second chopstick like a pencil, between ...

China Travel Food Tips (5) - The Art of Ordering

China Travel Food Tips (5) – The Art of Ordering

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 18:19

If you are someone’s guest, you may be asked to order something, or state some sort of preference – if you do not do so, a ten-course banquet could soon appear. Feel free to name your favorite dish, or point at ...

China Travel Food Tips (4) – Special, Vegetarian and Western Restaurants

China Travel Food Tips (4) – Special, Vegetarian and Western Restaurants

Sunday, November 7, 2010 17:03

There is not only a wide spread of regional cuisines across China, but also a whole range of ethnic specialties offered by the many minority nationalities from the Korean border to the Tibetan plateau. The minorities’ restaurants are an “exotic” attraction ...

China Travel Food Tips (3) - Snack and Fast Food

China Travel Food Tips (3) – Snack and Fast Food

Saturday, October 23, 2010 16:47

The street vendors sell cheap and popular foods such as breakfasts of dough sticks (youtiao) and bean curd (doujiang), or snacks like scallion pancakes (jianbing), sweet potatoes (shanyu) roasted in old oil drums, deep-fried bean curd cubes (zhadoufu), and ...

China Travel Food Tips (2) - Restaurant Food and Hotel Food

China Travel Food Tips (2) – Restaurant Food and Hotel Food

Saturday, October 16, 2010 16:47

Whether you are looking to eat in the splendor of an imperial pavilion in Beijing, a chic Shanghai cafe, or a busy Sichuan teahouse, you will find a restaurant in China. You never have to walk far to find ...

China Travel Food Tips (1) - Chinese Culinary Characteristic

China Travel Food Tips (1) – Chinese Culinary Characteristic

Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:18

Can any other nation rival Chinese food? Instead of “How are you?” Chinese people greet each other with “Ni chi fan le ma?” – “Have you eaten yet?” Once your begin China travel, you may ask yourself a similar ...

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China Travel Hotels Tips (7) – Choosing a China Hotel and General Guide

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:58

When looking for a hotel amongst Chinese-run properties, keep in mind that the newest hotels are always the best, as most hotel owners seem to resist carrying out repairs and maintenance unless they are absolutely necessary. New hotels, which are constantly springing up in various parts of the country, are ...

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China Travel Hotels Tips (6) – Facilities for Children or the Disabled

Friday, September 10, 2010 12:56

Children are welcome everywhere in China, although special facilities for them in China hotels are rare. Most China hotels allow children below 12 years to stay with their parents free of charge. Most China hotels will also add an extra bed for an older child for a nominal (and usually ...