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Happy New Year: A Breakdown of the Chinese Zodiac!

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Happy New Year! Or, 新年快樂 (xīn nián kuài lè)! February 19 marks Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Sheep – or the Year of the Goat, as the word yáng can be translated as either. But why exactly is it the Year of the Sheep or Goat? Where did the […]

Epic Voluntourism! Take Care Of Giant Pandas In China

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Are you an animal lover looking for a vacation with purpose? Do you find hard work, cute creatures and conservation attractive vacation attributes? Have a preoccupation with pandas? Bifengxia Panda Reserve may be just the place for you. A volunteer vacation among one of the planet’s most endangered species means lots of physical work (some […]

Get Ready for the Chinese New Year!

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While for many people New Year’s Eve is long gone, some of us are still impatiently waiting to enjoy an exciting celebration to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the New Year. The Chinese Year of the Snake will begin on February 10, 2013! The Chunjie 春节 or Spring Festival is the most […]

Chinese Culture Crawl: The Best Museums in the Country

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Chinese Museums Feature

With a history that brags of dynasties with infinite wealth, world-changing inventions and some of the finest art ever produced, it’s not exactly surprising that China is home to a number of the world’s most fascinating museums. We’ve chosen our favorites—not just the biggest, but also a couple of lesser-known locations, which are hidden treasures […]

Top Five Cities to Bring in the Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year Top 5 - Feature

At this time of year, at the beginning of January, most of us are still recovering from our New Year festivities. But in China, it’s another story, with the big turn-of-the-year celebrations still to come. Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the calendar, with preparations started early and taken seriously. The event, […]

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