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Dongguan: Tomorrowland

Disneyland for adults: What kind of imagery does that conjure up? A while ago Dongguan was officially busted for its sex dens and the poor women (whether they chose to work in the sex industry or not) humiliated before the media. 1,152 more words

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Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (14) The Kingdom of Dali (5)The four vistas of Dali 大理四景

Thanks for joining me for this week‘s issue of “Bajan,” Chinese Style! Amidst your cheerful exclamations of TGIF and trust me, I share them too, let’s kick off the weekend with today’s post on the…

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Sightseeing around Suzhou: Luzhi

Last Saturday we went to Luzhi (甪直), a small town close to Suzhou. Luzhi is one of the many water towns around Suzhou, among which the most famous are Tongli and Zhouzhuang. 230 more words


Can the Great Wall be seen from space?

I am sure you have heard or read this claim before: “The Great Wall in China is the only man-made construction that can be seen from space!”. 307 more words


Cultural Exposé: The Spring Festival ,春节(2 of 2)

Happy year of the Rooster to all! Welcome to my first post of the Lunar year and in today’s post we are going to take a quick look at some of the major greetings of the Chinese Spring Festival!

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Cultural Exposé: The Spring Festival (1)

Thanks for joining me on this most momentous of days my fellow friends and bloggers alike! We’ve been through a few festivals before, but today we’ve finally come to the “piece de resistance,” …

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Visiting Mao's Mausoleum

Just a few days ago I visited Mao’s Mausoleum for a third time. The first time I did it out of curiosity, while on the following occasions I accompanied my guests who wanted to see the formal leader in flesh and bones. 392 more words