do you speak chinese?

do you speak chinese?

I knew I will have to start learning Chinese right after our arrival. Everyone who has ever been to China (and I guess it’s not so many people) can tell you that nobody, really NOBODY can speak English. Well somebody can for sure but it’s definitely bullshit to rely on that you will meet this ‘’English speaking somebody’’ (because you won’t) So I found a language school and started learning. It was quite easy but learn how to count to…

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Thousand shapes of Guizhou part 2

Thousand shapes of Guizhou part 2

Guizhou province lies in southwestern part of China. It’s indeed incredible source of adventures. Guizhou province has beautiful mountains, rural villages with minority tribes, rice paddies, waterfalls, caves and also one of the highest bridges in the world. Guizhou is just amazing place and it’s definitely can’t be missed! Welcome at the second part of small series about Guizhou. Today I will introduce you a place that many Chinese people don’t know. My Chinese friends were very surprised when I…

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THOUSAND SHAPES OF GUIZHOU

THOUSAND SHAPES OF GUIZHOU

Guizhou province lies in southwestern part of China. It’s indeed incredible source of adventures. Guizhou province has beautiful mountains, rural villages with minority tribes, rice paddies, waterfalls, caves and also one of the highest bridges in the world. Guizhou is just amazing place and it’s definitely can’t be missed!   I have been to Guizhou twice and so far I explored only the southern part of this beautiful province. I can’t believe that only such a small part of one…

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Piece of paradise on the dongjiang lake

Piece of paradise on the dongjiang lake

Until today I still don’t know how I found this place. I just remember that we had a free weekend and we wanted to go somewhere ”nearby” (which can be quite difficult in China) but anyway I checked all possible travel guides and found nothing but places we’ve already been to. So I simply looked at the Google maps and search for nearby places. I found a big lake with some island in the middle. So I thought let’s go…

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chinese habits that drive me crazy part 2

chinese habits that drive me crazy part 2

Today’s episode is dedicated to shopping. Chinese people LOVE shopping and they also do love sales. Well shopping itself isn’t something that should be super interesting or exciting (especially for me because I hate shopping) but don’t forget that in China even such as ordinary thing can become a real experience   BUYING CLOTHES Once you step inside a boutique a sales assistant immediately appears behind you. Everywhere you go she is following you. If you are lucky she only…

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Theory & Reality of the Middle kingdom

Theory & Reality of the Middle kingdom

I bet all of you have already heard about the Middle kingdom. Yes it is another name for China. If you don’t know why it is I will tell you. Because that’s the Chinese name for China. Why do Chinese call their land Middle kingdom? Because in the ancient times people believed that China lies in the middle of the Earth. It is unbelievable but after thousands years of human, technical and technological evolution, in the times when we can…

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Shaolin temple and sacred SONG SHAN

Shaolin temple and sacred SONG SHAN

I think everyone has already heard about Shaolin temple, about the monks that training incredibly hard every day to get unique strength and deadly Kung fu skills. Shaolin temple was definitely on my list. I imagined a temple hidden in misty mountains in the middle of nowhere that is actually hard to find and even harder to get there. Well reality is slightly different….   Shaolin temple lies in Henan province in central East China. The best way how to…

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Chinese habits that drive me crazy part 1

Chinese habits that drive me crazy part 1

You know, every nation is somehow specific. Customs, language, behavior… But Chinese people are different. Very different. Sometimes I feel like I am living on another planet. Trust me, being a foreigner in a small Chinese town is as common as an Eskimo in Caribbean. You are just exceptional and have all possible attention. Besides that being foreigner in China also require to face some Chinese habits that sometimes are not so pleasant. Let me introduce my ”favorite” ones that…

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Shaanxi province: Places where travel agencies won’t take you

Shaanxi province: Places where travel agencies won’t take you

Shaanxi province is famous for three places – Xi’an city, Terracotta army and Hua shan (Flower mountain). These three tourist spots lies very close to each other so it’s very easy to visit them. But Shaanxi offers lot more than this! Let me introduce you places that are no less interesting but not so touristic as they are not on top list of travel agencies. It might be a bit difficult to get there but nothing is impossible and these…

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The greatest afterlife army in the world

The greatest afterlife army in the world

If you are an ordinary person then you may have flowers and candles on your grave after your death. But if you were an emperor, especially Chinese emperor, you can build tomb size of a small town. But it would be boring to lie in peace in such extraordinary place alone so why not to build also some companions to join you. Several thousands should be enough… TERRACOTTA WARRIORS AND HORSES…. …sometimes just called as Terracotta army, is collection of…

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