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Secondhand Smoking in China

CHINA | Tue, 23 Sep 2014 | By adaptive | Views [500] | Comments [2]

If I don't come out of China with lung cancer it might be a miracle. I cannot express how much Chinese people smoke.... Everywhere. And no one cares about no smoking signs, those are just stickers. I don't think Canada was ever this bad.   ... Read more >

Tags: chicken hearts, smoke, xian

Xi’an and Vicinity – October 20 – 22, 2012

CHINA | Mon, 29 Oct 2012 | By emacinat | Views [17202]

Daen finally arrived on Friday afternoon, October 19 th , exhausted but happy to be in China.  I was greatly relieved and happy to see him.  He had his own adventures getting there, including having to travel all the way across Seoul, Korea, ... Read more >

Tags: banpo village, shaanxi historical museum, terracotta warriors, xian


CHINA | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 | By emacinat | Views [1091]

Today is Wednesday.  I am back at the Xi’an Skytel Hotel; a guide picked me up from the train station and delivered me here, then hurried off to pick up someone else at the airport.  What do I do with myself while waiting for Daen to ... Read more >

Tags: china, xian

Famen Temple

CHINA | Sun, 14 Oct 2012 | By emacinat | Views [7155] | Comments [2]

I went to the FaMenSi (法门寺, pronounced fa mun tssuh ) this morning.  The ancient temple, which has undergone considerable reconstruction since its origin circa 557 to 581, has been pretty well overwhelmed by the new one, completed in 2009. ... Read more >

Tags: china, fanmen temple, xian

Photos: Famensi - Famen Temple

CHINA | Sun, 14 Oct 2012 | By emacinat | Photo Gallery

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Tags: china, famen temple, xian


CHINA | Mon, 14 Nov 2011 | By isawasia | Views [1366]

Although Xi’an is a place with a long history, at the first sight it feels like another big, busy Chinese city. However, Xi’an has something different. If you would be dropped off inside the old city walls in the narrow streets north of the ... Read more >

Tags: china, xian

The Muslim Quarters

CHINA | Mon, 18 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [582]

You know something insanely surprising?  There are many Chinese Muslims.  I think most people are under the impression that most Chinese are atheist if anything, and if they do follow some sort of religion, it's either Buddhism or Christianity.  However, ... Read more >

Tags: bargaing, china, xian

KTV: Sing, Sing, Sing

CHINA | Mon, 18 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [1185]

Alright, whenever I think of karaoke, I think of Koreans.  Stereotype or not, those people love to sing to music videos with their favorite words of their favorite songs on cushy couches and tone-enhanced microphones.  No joke. So when we to go karaoke, ... Read more >

Tags: china, ktv, singing, xian

Linking Arms: Cute, Immature, or a Violation of Space?

CHINA | Mon, 11 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [3635]

Something odd, exciting, and a bit surprising about Chinese culture is that the girls (and sometimes boys) often hold hands or link arms while they are walking in public.  This symbolizes that you are good friends with the person.  Often, younger ... Read more >

Tags: china, friendship, girls, holding hands, linking arms, personal space, shopping, xian

Steam and a Burned Foot

CHINA | Fri, 8 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [1696]

You know those holes in the ground, with metal lids on top of them that you only see policemen enter into on the tv shows?  Yes, well, in China, steam actually comes out of these holes in the ground (that are located on main roads).  In America, I'm ... Read more >

Tags: burn, china, roads, steam, xian

The Chinese 3

CHINA | Wed, 6 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [1698]

After two weeks in China, I have reformed the way I demonstrate the number 3 using my hands.  In America, if we want to show 3, we hold up our first, middle, and ring finger in a W shape.  In China, they make a circle with their thumb and first finger, ... Read more >

Tags: china, communication, hand gestures, xian

Terracotta Warriors!

CHINA | Tue, 5 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [2169]

Anyone who has researched anything at all about Xi'an will know that it is famous for two things: the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Terracotta Warriors.  I was super psyched to see the first army of Terracotta Warriors that were ever discovered in the ... Read more >

Tags: china, terracotta warriors, xian

Silk, Silk, Silk

CHINA | Tue, 5 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [1244]

In Xi'an, on my way to the Terracotta Warriors, our tour group stopped at a silk museum and witnessed the process of how silk was made on the ever-famous Silk Road.   All I have to say is that it's amazing how something so beautiful can be made out of ... Read more >

Tags: china, silk, xian

Working Out in China

CHINA | Tue, 5 Jul 2011 | By alineswala | Views [1000] | Comments [1]

Yesterday, my host sister and I decided to go "work out" because that's a healthy thing to do no matter where you are in the world.  However, I was flummoxed because I hadn't seen any gyms around and never anyone really running on the streets ... Read more >

Tags: china, exercise, public parks, xian

One Week in China

CHINA | Mon, 27 Jun 2011 | By alineswala | Views [528]

After a week in Xi'an, and teaching little kids English, here are the things I've quickly picked up: Little Chinese kids are adorable, even if they are beating you up.  Period. China has food everywhere.  How do the little shops make money?  They ... Read more >

Tags: china, food, weather, xian

Photos: Xi'an: Wonders of the Fourth Ancient City of China!

CHINA | Thu, 9 Jun 2011 | By alineswala | Photo Gallery

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Tags: china, hua shan, muslim quarters, terracotta warriors, xi kai kindergarten, xian

Once There Were Warriors

CHINA | Mon, 28 Sep 2009 | By ryanandjo | Views [2746] | Comments [3]

Xi'an is a huge city in Shaanxi province at the end of the Silk Road and much bigger than we expected, although after 3 weeks in a country of 1.3 billion we should be getting used to the size of places by now or maybe we would ... Read more >

Tags: guangzhou, guilin, karsts, terracotta warriors, xian, yangshuo


CHINA | Mon, 19 Jan 2009 | By glimmerwing | Views [784]

Getting a ticket to Urumqui was harder than I thought. I original idea was to get a standing ticket to go on the train with xiao ai that day. But there was no way. The ticket were all gone. So we decided I would say in xi'an and visit it like I was ... Read more >

Tags: runs, terracota soilders, xian

Terracotta Warriors

CHINA | Thu, 16 Oct 2008 | By lukas_patricia | Views [702]

Wir besuchen die Terracotta Warriors, die Tonsoldatenarmee, das hier als 8. Weltwunder gehandelt wird. Es sind Unmengen von Menschen hier, die sich durch die Ausgrabungshallen drücken. Danach geht es zurück in die Stadt, wo wir den Nachmittag frei haben.... Read more >

Tags: china, terracotta warriors, xian

Xi'an city

CHINA | Mon, 29 Sep 2008 | By abelaine | Views [3266]

Xi'an city was the alternative city considered for modern China's capital.  This is because of it's long history as a captial on the Northern provinces and also because of the wonderful preservation of ancient mixed with the modern city. Xi'an also ... Read more >

Tags: china, xian

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