Paper Republic 20 China travel tips Travel in China can rattle even veteran travelers. This is understandable. China is a huge country with enough languages and dialects to leave even many native Chinese flummoxed at the thought of communicating away from home. But traveling here isn't scary, and it's not unmanageable. Traveling for the past few years from my home base in Shanghai, I've picked up a lot of tips -- both from my own experiences and from others -- that make life on the road in China a little bit easier and a lot more rewarding. 1. Chinese hotels aren't too fussy when it comes to matching the number of beds to the number of people, particularly when the extra bodies are children. For families, this can save a lot of cash. Don't spend coins in north China. 2. Don't insult a Shanghai taxi driver by burdening him with small change, such as 1 yuan or 5 jiao notes. Conversely, in northern and western China, expect market vendors to reject coins outright. 3. Pleco is the best Chinese language app for travelers. 4. 5. 6.
Jeonju Hanok Village (Hanok Maeul) | Kimchimari Jeonju Hanok Village Postcard made with recycled paper Jeonju Hanok Village DAY 1 Jeonju, Korea is the capital city of North Jeolla Province. Jeolla province has history dating back to pre-historic times but Jeonju came to existence as a city in 900 AD as part of Later Baekjae era. When I think of Jeonju, I think of Jeonju Bibimbap. The Jeonju Hanok Village postcard you see above is a recycled paper postcard that I found at a store run by young Korean entreprenuers who turn their photography into living art such as this one. I just came back from Korea from a 10 day visit to see family and friends. LUNCH at the famous 왱이콩나물국밥 Waengi Kongnamul Gukbap (88 Dongmun-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do) restaurant which serves just one menu item – Beansprout Soup and Rice (Kongnamul Gukbap). Kongnamulguk Bap – Korean Bean Sprout Soup and Rice They also have special instructions for eating the poached egg and gim (roasted seaweed). This is their appetizer and it was surprisingly good. JinJoo
dadawa 2011年08月18日 新浪娱乐讯 “世界看见”大型系列纪录片完成后期制作，详尽生动地展示了2009年至2010年间，由朱哲琴牵领走过的“世界看见”民族音乐寻访之旅和手工艺采集之旅全历程。 这套纪录片分为“让世界听见 音乐寻访之旅”和“让世界看见手工艺采集之旅”上下两部，在旅游卫视《行者》栏目陆续播出，自8月11日起，每晚22:20播放一集，共17集。在本次播出的17集全新纪录片中，前7集为“音乐寻访之旅”，最为值得期待的是后10集首次独家曝光的“手工艺采集之旅”内容。 2009年，由联合国开发计划署和著名音乐艺术家朱哲琴共同发起的“世界看见――民族文化保护与发展亲善行动”于北京启动，随后，朱哲琴带队奔赴贵州、云南、内蒙古、西藏、新疆五个区域进行民族 7月20日，著名音乐艺术家朱哲琴受四川卫视和光线传媒的隆重邀请，为“第二届中国藏歌会”启动晚会做特别开场嘉宾，献出气势强大的表演。 作为西藏音乐新浪潮的开创人，朱哲琴曾以经典唱片《阿姐鼓》惊艳世界，并于全球范围取得辉煌的成绩，中国乐坛至今仍然无人超越。 在现场，被称为“中国 朱哲琴与同行人士合影 朱哲琴在摸扎特故居前 朱哲琴拍摄的莫扎特手稿 “世界看见” 这是一次非常独特的演出，Dadawa第一次站在这么小的舞台，皇家粮仓是一个古建筑，搭设舞台时有很多的限制，但也提供了源源不断的灵感，中国古老建筑的气韵同“世界看见.朱哲琴与民族歌乐师们乐汇”融合营造出极其奇妙的效果，完全有别于以往的大剧院舞台。 近日，“世界看见”公益计划创办人、音乐艺术家朱哲琴受邀参加南方周末报系大型系列名士沙龙，与各界名士汇聚杭州，畅叙家国、共议人生。 本次大型名士沙龙主题名为“总有一种令人敬畏的力量”，由《mangazine|名牌》创刊人向熹、奥迪品牌公关总监卢敏捷一同主持，共计六场，受访嘉宾包括马未都、朱大可、谭盾、杨澜、陈丹青、张颐武、廖晓义等多位名人专家，同为中国环保事业推进过程中所出现的种种症结把脉开方。 由《东方早报》主办的“文化中国.十年十大人物文化大奖” 6月26日颁授典礼在沪成功举行，本次典礼汇聚中国文化界最卓越重量级人士。 新专辑的录音正在紧密进行中，预计8月发行。 摄影师 夹子 凤凰卫视中文台《与梦想同行》将于今晚3月4日19:50播出朱哲琴特辑，敬请关注：） 播映时间： 北京、香港、吉隆坡、马尼拉、新加坡及台北 1月23日 星期日1730 曼谷及雅加达
China - Travel Guide, Info & Bookings – Lonely Planet Whether it’s your first visit or your twentieth, China is so big, so diverse and so fast-changing, it’s always an adventure. Breathtaking Antiquity Let’s face it: the world’s oldest continuous civilisation is bound to pull an artefact or two out of its hat. There isn't history at every turn – three decades of perpetual development and socialist town-planning have taken their toll – but travel selectively in China and rich seams of antiquity await exploration. Stupendous Scenery Běijīng, Shànghǎi and Hong Kong are portraits of modern Chinese wherewithal and ambition, but it's the big outdoors that should top your list. Cuisine Treat yourself by trading your meagre local Chinatown menu for the lavish Middle Kingdom cookbook. Diversity China is vast. Why I Love China By Damian Harper, Author A passion for Chinese martial arts saw me enrolling for a four-year degree in modern and classical Chinese at university in London back in the 1990s.
Make Shinshoji Zen Museum & Gardens One of Your Top Destinations of 2017 The Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens is a sprawling campus of traditional Japanese structures like tea houses, hot baths and museums all connected by tranquil and beautiful Zen gardens. In other words, it’s your one-stop-shop for Zen meals, Zen baths, Zen art and everything else you need to nurture your body and soul. Located in Hiroshima, and completed just 3 months ago in September of 2016, the museums and gardens elegantly merge traditional and contemporary design. Architecture The vast campus is dotted with interesting architecture like a 17th century hall that was relocated from Shiga prefecture, a teahouse originally designed by tea master Sen no Rikyu and and newly built art pavilion by contemporary artist Kohei Nawa and his architecture studio Sandwich. Open to the outdoors, Nawa’s Kohtei pavilion acts as a museum dedicated to light. Kohei Nawa’s Kohtei pavilion Art from left to right: “Daruma” “One Eyed Daruma” and “Iron Club” “Daikokuten (Mahakala) with mice” “Otafuku Making Dango”
bezdomny ex patria Train travel in China - a beginner's guide Travelling by train in China... China has one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world, and trains link almost every town & city. Chinese trains are a safe, comfortable & cheap way to travel around China, and a Chinese train journey is an experience in itself, a total contrast with environmentally-unfriendly internal flights. This page will help you understand & plan train travel in China, & arrange your train tickets. Train schedules & fares for popular routes... International trains & ferries to/from China... Beijing to Ulan Bator & Moscow by Trans-Siberian railway; Onward travel to Paris & London Beijing to Hanoi (Vietnam) by train; Onwards to Saigon; Onwards to Phnom Penh & Bangkok Beijing to Japan by ferry Beijing to South Korea by ferry Beijing to North Korea by train Hong Kong to Hanoi (Vietnam) Nanning to Hanoi (Vietnam) by train Kunming to Hanoi (Vietnam) by bus & train Lhasa to Kathmandu by bus & onwards to to Delhi Advice & information for train travel in China...
What’s in My Bag — Wayne Ruffner | Cool Tools Outdoorsman shares his ultimate bug repellent kit I’ve been in a few mosquito-plagued areas enough times to know that the “just use DEET” advice doesn’t really get it. DEET has a bad habit of melting different plastics, and while there’s no shortage of ways to get it out of a container, there are few good ways to keep it off your hands. But it is very good at keeping mosquitoes at bay. Also, DEET isn’t the only player anymore, now there’s Picaridin too. So, for either DEET or Picaridin, sprays are good for broad coverage (like the top of your head), but suck at ankles, for example. And, if you’re traveling with this stuff, leaks, though pretty rare, are a miserable experience. So I wanted to see if there was a way to tame this stuff. I’ve been using Aloksak bags for a while now and really like them. I tried similar douse and wait tests on several types of disposable gloves — they seemed to me to be the best hope to keeping my palms and fingers clear of bad stuff.
| Kitaj Liulichang Culture Street Beijing - China Highlights Summary Liulichang Culture Street The street has a long history and rich cultural atmosphere. Overview Liulichang Antiques Street is now located outside He Ping Men, west to south and north Liu Lane in Xuan Wu district and east to Yan Shou Temple street with a length of 800 meters. Stores There are many famous old stores at Liulichang Antiques Street including Huai Yin Shan House, the Old Art House, Rui Cheng House, Cui Wen Garret, Yi De Garret, LI Fishou Pen Store as well as China Book Store---- the largest old book store in China. The most famous things in Rong Bao House are the water printing on wooden board and the copies of the famous works. After the establishment of People's Republic of China, the traditional technologies of Rong Bao House became more popular and advancing, especially the copying technology. Since the reforming and opening up, Liulichang Antiques Street has been repaired and rebuilt for several times which makes this famous old street emit new atmosphere.
12 High-Quality Airbnb Alternatives for Any Budget With 60 million users, 600,000 hosts, and 2 million properties to choose from, Airbnb really is incredible. But it’s not perfect, either. Sometimes all the properties in your budget will be booked up. In these cases, rather than reverting back to a characterless hotel, try one of these Airbnb alternatives. As a word of caution, when using most of these sites, the onus is on you to communicate with the host. Tripping Tripping.com will save you hours of time by displaying results from several Airbnb alternatives at once. Unfortunately, Airbnb listings aren’t displayed on Tripping.com, as there’s no public API available yet, but that may change soon. HomeStay Homestay is essentially what Airbnb was when it started out. Not only does this offer amazing value for money, but you can also experience an entirely different side to a location that you wouldn’t normally see, while making friends in the process. Kid&Coe 9Flats HomeAway First, HomeAway does not offer single rooms to rent. FlipKey Behomm
Bell Tower Hotel Xian China