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Tagged With: spring festival

Winter Holiday

For the past 3 weeks it’s been winter holiday. Time for my yearly conundrum: what to do for spring festival? China during Spring Festival (aka Chinese New Years) is hell. Known as humans largest migration all 1.3 billion Chinese people take trains, planes and automobiles to get back home. All hotels are booked and twice … Continue reading »

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I’m Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-ack!

Hello everyone. It’s been a little more than a month since I was last here. I’m worn out, broke and have a cold, but I still have a wide smile on my face because of all the fun I’ve had this holiday. Shenzhen and Hong Kong I started in Shenzhen, located in southern China, to … Continue reading »

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Year of the Snake, Bye Bye Dragon!

Happy year of the snake! Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, the biggest and craziest holiday in China. I’m spending time in my best friends small village (pics to come) and I’m probably being driven crazy by non-stop fireworks but nothing can keep the smile off my face. That’s because my … Continue reading »

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Bags Packed, Tickets in Hand

It’s winter holiday so that means it’s time to go out and about and explore this huge adopted country of mine. So what’s the plan this year? Well, like always, to me winter means going south. So I’m going to start in Shenzhen to visit my best friend Color for a few days. Shenzhen is … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Here is a confession: I hate Chinese New Year. Back in America I always thought Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is more appropriately called, was pretty cool. A lion dance, some banging gongs and a coupla fireworks. But now I’ve been in China for 3 spring festival seasons and I’m hating it … Continue reading »

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I’m back!

I’m back! I had a great time traveling around southern China for the past month. The weather was warm (though not as warm as I was hoping to be honest) and the scenery was great. I ended up going to 3 more UNESCO World Heritage sites (in my vain attempt to see all of them … Continue reading »

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There and Back Again: A Travelers Tale

It has been a week since we’ve been back, and it has taken me that long to recover enough to write a small blog post. Our whirlwind three-week trip back to the US was equal parts fun and exhausting. Aside from the first couple hours at the Chicago airport, where my ears felt assaulted by … Continue reading »

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Batten Down the Hatches, It’s Chinese New Year!

To get an idea of how big Chinese New Years you need to roll Christmas and Thanksgiving together. Add a pinch of Valentine’s Day (as they are on the same day this year) and multiply by 1.5 billion people. Then, replace each and every pine needle from the average numbers of Christmas trees all over … Continue reading »

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