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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15 photos that make you visit Xi’an

15 photos that make you visit Xi’an

Xi’an (Sian) is one of the oldest cities in China and one of the major ancient civilization capitals of the world! However, despite of its culture and historical value it’s primarily top gastronomic destination in China. Xi’an definitely must be on the bucket list of every traveler and food lover!   First I must say that I absolutely love Xi’an. I have been here already three times and I am sure it wasn’t my last visit. Xi’an lies in northwest…

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A sectret of Hua shan that no one else will tell you

A sectret of Hua shan that no one else will tell you

Hua shan (Flower mountain) lies about 80 km from Xi’an city. This mountain is very popular in China because it’s one of the sacred Chinese mountains which means that everyone should climb at least once in his/her life. But especially famous is for its reputations of being the most dangerous hike in the world. I wanted to hike Hua shan for long time but I was a bit nervous. All the pictures of the mountain I saw on the internet looked…

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How making Chinese driving license lead you to ZEN state of mind I.

How making Chinese driving license lead you to ZEN state of mind I.

Everyone who has been to Asia must admit that only a freak would like to drive a car there. Roads full of cars, bikes and motorbikes and absolutely no rules. I don’t consider myself to be a freak but I thought being able to drive in China could be quite handy. But if you want to drive a car in China you need a patience, courage, Chinese driving license and balls to do it. First let’s have a look how…

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15 surprising facts about Great Wall of China

15 surprising facts about Great Wall of China

The Great wall of China. It’s the most unique building of the history and one of the most amazing creations made by human on the Earth! There is nobody in the whole world who haven’t heard about the Great wall. But most people only know that it’s long, it’s old and it’s visible from space. Here are some surprising facts which you maybe didn’t know…   Chinese name for Great wall is Wan Li Chang Cheng, which means Ten thousand…

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Independent traveling in China? All you need to know!

Independent traveling in China? All you need to know!

In our super fast modern world still more and more people long for traveling. But far long are those times when people packed their car with food and beer and drove to the closest sea and lied on the beach all day (actually my mother still does it just without the beer) or payed for all inclusive hotel and did nothing but ate and lied at swimming pool because from beach is too far away to the pool bar (well…

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How it works in Chinese gym

How it works in Chinese gym

Welcome. This is new episode of series ”Life on another planet”. Today’s episode is about:   HOW IT WORKS IN CHINESE GYM   UNBEARABLE MUSIC When I started to go to local gym the first I noticed was a quite weird music they played there. Well I thought that the teenage receptionist playing the music just broke up with her boyfriend and need to heal her broken heart by listening Chinese love songs. I’ve been living here long enough to…

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Ancient town of Lijiang

Ancient town of Lijiang

There are 56 ethnic minorities in China. All of them have their own language, customs and culture. On the border of Yunnan and Sichuan province lies a place which is home to one of them – Lijiang. Lijiang was the first place where we went for holidays and I must admit it made an impression on me. Old traditional houses with rich decorations and carvings create labyrinth of tiny streets lined by water canals trough all the city. When we…

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