Yantai – More Than You Think

Yantai 烟台 Most westerners are not familiar with Yantai and its nearly seven million inhabitants. But a visit to this thriving metropolis leaves an impression you will not soon forget. Nestled snugly on Korea Bay, Yantai provides an inviting city-scape with the promise of adventure. The name Yantai literally means “Smoke Tower” and is taken

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The Foods of China

Real Chinese Food Chinese food is not what you are used to getting back in the States.  In fact there is a Chinese saying for the Chinese food in the US it is 西式中菜 (xī shì zhōng caì) Western style Chinese food.  This just means that the Crab Rangoons and General Tso’s Chicken that you

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Guilin, The Hidden Gem

Guilin, Guangxi 桂林 (guì lín) is one of the most famous scenic places in China.  It is featured on the 20 RMB bill.  This was a breathtaking place filled with mystery and beauty, and has a strong expat scene.  This area is home to the Moon Hill, giant karst geographic features and the Li river. 

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The Sites of Beijing

During my studies at Nanjing University I had the chance to travel during the “Golden Week” which is the holiday celebrating the forming of the Central People’s Government of China.  This is a week-long vacation period for employees and students in China and is one of the two week-long holidays in the Chinese year, the

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