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Beijing Winter Bucket List: 8 Icy Adventures to Check Off

Beijing Winter Bucket List: 8 Icy Adventures to Check Off

Winter in Beijing, while very cold, can be an enchanting experience with its own...

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Wine Tasting in Beijing’s Secret Underground City

Wine Tasting in Beijing’s Secret Underground City

Did you know there is a network of tunnels under Beijing?  It’s called the Under...

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Dunhuang Mingsha Mountain Desert Activities: Helicopter, ATV, Camel Riding, and More!

Dunhuang Mingsha Mountain Desert Activities: Helicopter...

The Mingsha Desert, also known as the Singing Sand Dunes, is a captivating deser...

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Chinese Grammar Survival Guide: A Comprehensive Overview of Chinese Prepositions

Chinese Grammar Survival Guide: A Comprehensive Overvie...

In Mandarin Chinese and many other languages, prepositions are small but mighty ...

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Sprig O’ Fig

Sprig O’ Fig

It is from our roots that we draw sustenance (Maathai 293). Waters of life swirl...

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Nepal Vol. II

Nepal Vol. II

After the main two days of the Dashain festival were over, we jumped back into c...

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Fall Leaves at Beijing Olympic Forest Park

Fall Leaves at Beijing Olympic Forest Park

Beijing Olympic Forest Park is one of the best places to view fall leaves in Bei...

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Speedrunning Tokyo

Speedrunning Tokyo

36 hours in Tokyo & how we spent it Shibuya Crossing At the end of S...

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Life in Japan, so far

Life in Japan, so far

Inuyama, orientation week, dorm or homestay?, & Kanazawa こんにちは!Sinc...

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Mastering Tones in Mandarin Chinese: A Comprehensive Guide

Mastering Tones in Mandarin Chinese: A Comprehensive Guide

Learning Chinese is an exciting endeavor, but it has its challenges. One of the ...

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Chongqing’s Famous Train That Runs Through A Building: Liziba Station

Chongqing’s Famous Train That Runs Through A Building: ...

Southwest China’s mountainous city Chongqing takes transportation to the next le...

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Mogao Grottoes: Dunhuang’s Famous Buddhist Caves

Mogao Grottoes: Dunhuang’s Famous Buddhist Caves

The Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, are a UNESCO World ...

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Mastering the Suffix 儿: A Guide to “Erhua” in Mandarin Chinese

Mastering the Suffix 儿: A Guide to “Erhua” in Mandarin...

Picture yourself as a keen-eyed observer, noticing the subtle variations in expr...

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Online Chinese tutor effective for a child?

Online Chinese tutor effective for a child?

Introduction Why has tutoring shifted to online in recent years? D...

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The Gift Economy & Finding Community

The Gift Economy & Finding Community

For every atom belonging to me as goodBelongs to you.   Remember? Howe, Marian....

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A Beach Trip from Beijing: Visiting Beidaihe and Nandaihe

A Beach Trip from Beijing: Visiting Beidaihe and Nandaihe

The summer heat can be intense in the concrete jungle of Beijing, but thankfully...