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5 Reasons I'm Excited for Spring in Beijing

Li Chun (立春) and Yuanxiao Festival (元宵节)  

Li Chun (立春) is the first solar term of the lunar calendar and signifies the beginning of the spring season in China. 490 more words

Chinese Dreams

Recenzie MARAT (OverThe Rainbow. Lionella)

Titlu: Marat
Autor: Nataşa Alina Culea
Numărul de pagini: 247
Genuri: Dragoste, young-adult, viață, chick-lit
Descriere:  La Beijing, în anul 2000, cu câteva zile înainte de Crăciun, într-un restaurant rusesc, Alina îl întâlnește pe Marat. 180 more words

Natasa Alina Culea

Culture and idiomatic English

This is a piece that I wrote for my memoir and I am sharing it with you today, timely as the Chinese Lunar New Year is just past.  1,269 more words

Beijing back in Beijing is taking some serious readjustment. It’s cold, smoggy, and I’ve been fighting the jet lag all week. So I cheered myself up by booking a couple more trips for this spring. 120 more words


A Memory of Taste

Why do you travel? This is a question I get a lot. Whether it is designed to dig into my thought processes, or to fill the awkwardness some people feel during silences during social situations, it comes when people learn I have traveled and intend to continue to travel as I am able. 593 more words

Outdoor Seating

Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, ISO 100, 1/160 sec, f/6.3, EV 0.0. Post processing in Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2. 8 more words


Goodness Gracious, Great Wall of China! - a short story from China.

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After a happy, prolonged period of stabilisation and life-altering romance, I finally bid farewell to Belgium in the summer of 2009. 2,534 more words