Love in Beijing

Spring has come to Beijing and every tree and every single flower has started is blooming. Birds have begun to sing and teenage hearts are throbbing. Even though my sweetheart does not live in China, the entire atmosphere around me is so romantic and inspiring, so I feel like dreaming of our future evening meals […]

Spring has come to Beijing and every tree and every single flower has started is blooming. Birds have begun to sing and teenage hearts are throbbing. Even though my sweetheart does not live in China, the entire atmosphere around me is so romantic and inspiring, so I feel like dreaming of our future evening meals and long strolls under the moon. But where will I take him, when he decides to travel to Beijing? Let’s find out more about China travel and the most romantic places in the capital.

Firstly, I will take my medvezhonok (a Russian sweet word for a boy) to the Summer Palace, as it is the most romantic place here. Today, it is opened to everybody as a beautiful park with a complex of colourful ancient buildings surrounded by a lake, yet originally it was a royal garden and a temporary residence of Qing Dynasty emperors. The first reference to this palace is dated from year 1750 B.C. This place charms everyone who visits it. In the park you will find many benches, where old ladies and gentlemen are having a rest, and where young couples,not daring to kiss, are staring at each other with most fiery gazes.There we will have a walk along the lake banks, talking, laughing and enjoying ourselves. You should do it too, as this place just breathes a romantic atmosphere.

Sometimes my medvezhonok acts like a child, so, I will take him to Beijing Happy Valley (Chinese Disneyland) to act like children together! This fabulous place is composed of six themed areas including Firth Forest, Atlantis, Ant Kingdom, Aegean See, Lost Maya and Shangri-La. All the roller coasters there are designed to give you a feeling of freedom, some adrenalin and fuzzy hair.If you get tired of screaming, jumping, walking, running at all these fabulous side-shows, there is a shopping mall with a few cosy cafes inside, where you will be able to eat something, have a rest and comb your hair.

In the evening I would like to go to Shichahai lake, where we will take a boat, which is a replica of an old Chinese Traditional ark dating to the Song Dynasty 800 years ago. A boatman in a yellow vest and bamboo hat will show us the most beautiful places and a Chinese lady will play the woodwind instrument and sing for us. By the way, this is the best moment to propose.

There are many more wonderful attractions, which can become memorable places for lovers. I hope my sweetheart will take an Air China plane and come here soon. I also hope you were inspired by my story and that you will bring your girlfriend or boyfriend to Beijing to explore romantic places together.

 

Oktoberfest VS Qingdao International Beer Festival

On April 26, 2013, in China Travel Gossip, Cool Places, Festivals, Shandong, by Sandy Li

You call yourself beer lovers? Then you are not supposed to be unfamiliar with Oktoberfest, which is the largest folk festival in the world, held annually in Munich, Germany. This festival in the theme of beer begins in September on a Saturday three weeks before the first Sunday of October and always includes October 3rd, […]

You call yourself beer lovers? Then you are not supposed to be unfamiliar with Oktoberfest, which is the largest folk festival in the world, held annually in Munich, Germany. This festival in the theme of beer begins in SeptemberQingdao International Beer Festival on a Saturday three weeks before the first Sunday of October and always includes October 3rd, German Unity Day. It’s believed by millions of persons that Oktoberfest is the perfect celebration to observe timeless traditions, meet people from all over the world, immerse yourself in new cultures, and eat, drink, and be merry in true Bavarian style. Although beer appears to be the main event of Oktoberfest, lots of visitors come for the many other attractions. If giant Ferris wheels, old-fashioned carousels, and wild roller coasters make your heart swoon, then Oktoberfest holds endless delights for you. Children particularly love the rides with fairytale heroes and spooky ghost trains.

Oktoberfest is indeed an amazing beer gala for us, but maybe it’s not so realistic to stay in Germany all year round if we’re not German citizens. Well, good news is that if you plan a China tour, the Qingdao International Beer Festival will give you a brand new experience of oriental beers and festivals. Let’s dig out more information about this Chinese first and biggest beer festival:

Q: Compared to Oktoberfest, what’s so special about Qingdao Beer Festival?

A: Qingdao is the largest beer production base in China and the Beer Festival provides a great opportunity to show-off the city’s unique characteristics. With its first beer festival taken place in 1991, Qingdao International Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in Asia with international breweries from all over the globe. It is now held once a year on the second weekend of August, and lasts for 16 days. As one of the most important festivals of China, it has a worldwide reputation and attracts millions of people to take part every year. In April of 2006 the festival was praised as the No.1 on the board of “Top Ten Festivals in China” in the Exhibition and Conference Annual Meeting of China.

The slogan for the Festival reads: “Qingdao-Ganbei (bottoms up) with the World!”, indicating the scale of the event. While the 195-year-old Munich Oktoberfest primarily focuses on local breweries, the Qingdao International Beer Festival is open to both Chinese and foreign groups. More than 100 beer brands from all over the world have successfully participated at the event over the past 22 years.

Q: Where to drink?

A: At Qingdao International Beer Town (No.195, Hong Kong East Road). The festival begins with the openingQingdao International Beer Festival ceremony in this town, followed by 16 days of beer tasting, evening entertainment and drinking competitions, concluding with the final ceremony from the second weekend of August. The area also contains a number of shops and restaurants, catering for a variety of tastes. In 2006, two other venues were added in an attempt to bring the celebrations to a wider audience. One is the Huiquan Plaza with beer tents and activities and the other is Dengzhoulu Beer Street where the Qingdao Beer Museum is located.

Q: Anything to do other than drink?

A: Absolutely! Every year during the festival, daily performances are given at the Beer Town’s Center Theatre, where colorful fountains, hi-tech laser shows and dramatic audio effects wow audiences. However, performances are not strictly limited to the town, with 200 such events taking place across the city. Whether walking on the roads, shopping in the local stores or even when catching a ride in a taxi, you will constantly hear people talking about the festival. It’s highly recommended that you sample the buzz on its streets for yourself. And it’s obvious to see that after 22 years of development, the Qingdao Beer Festival has become part of local people’s daily lives. The Beer Town is divided into north and south parts, respectively for comprehensive and entertainment uses. A big amusement park has been built up. There is a big square in the town, which is the permanent venue for the festival.

Q: How to participate?

A: Just take a Shangdong flights and come! Isn’t it simple?

RIGHT! Just come! You are always welcome in Qingdao!

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Fly your dream with Weifang Kites!

On April 24, 2013, in China Travel Gossip, Shandong, by Sandy Li

April is the Qing Ming Festival. We five sisters go for a spring walk. We take with us kites to fly. Oldest sister has a butterfly kite, Second sister has a green dragonfly. Three sisters play with a ‘loving couple’ star kite. The two star kites are shining, Smiling on the man working in the […]

April is the Qing Ming Festival.

We five sisters go for a spring walk.

We take with us kites to fly.

Oldest sister has a butterfly kite,

Second sister has a green dragonfly.

Three sisters play with a ‘loving couple’ star kite.

The two star kites are shining,

Smiling on the man working in the field

And the woman who waves,

All the colors are wonderful and beautiful.

               – Chinese folk song

 

Above is a Chinese folk song originated from Hebei Province, depicting a scene of young girls flying Chinese Weifangtraditional kites in early spring when the grass start to sprout out of the earth. It’s been admitted that China has produced much of the world’s great art and inventions, but few in the West know about the Chinese kite. In ancient times, Chinese call their kites Zhi Yuan (paper eagle), and the original kites were indeed made in the shape of birds like eagles. Afterwards, creative kite-makers developed a dazzling array of other birds, dragons, fish and insects; warriors and goddesses; musical kites and fighting kites, etc.

 

Kites tell tales of ancient and intricate civilization. Traditionally, kites mirror the hopes and dreams of the people who make them: ancient Maori bird-man kites were sacred links to the gods; Guatemala’s kites, brilliant as stained glass windows, transport souls to heaven; America’s kites were early aviation experiments. And Chinese kites are of no exception – these stunning kinetic sculptures are structurally ingenious and artistically rich, expressing cultural and symbolic meaning. The Chinese kite is more than a toy. They have been used as tools of warfare, to scare ghosts, wish for a child and honor the dead. It is a window into the lives and souls of a people.

 

Where to see Chinese kite?

Weifang Kite FestivalWhen speaking of Chinese traditional kites, the city of Weifang is a place that you wouldn’t want to miss out. It’s located in the Shandong Peninsula and is a world-renowned city for its various kinds of exquisite kites, which are among the best ones in China. So kite lovers from different countries visit Weifang just for not missing the Weifang International Kites Festival. It’s held each year from April 20th to 25th and draws thousands of visitors. Plan a  Shangdong  tour and come to Weifang before April 20th, just take your time to admire countless kites in the blue sky! At Weifang Kite Museum, you can see all the works that had won prizes in previous Kite Festivals, also you would be amazed by the various kinds of gorgeous kites in this world’s biggest kite museum.

 

What can we do at the Weifang Kites Festival?

During the Kites Festival, there will be various activities including, the Grand Opening Ceremony, the World Kite Championship, the Weifang Kite-fiying Competition, the Ten-thousand people Kite-flying Performance, the Luminous Kite-flying Performance in the evening as well as other activities. Visitors are free to see the kite museum, folk performances and the folk tourism village. Meanwhile, it will bring people a lot of fun to eat, live and recreate with the local farmers.

 

Where to buy kites in Weifang?

At Yangjiafu, 15 kilometers to the north-east of Weifang City. It’s considered to be the hometown of kites where people can buy all kinds of exquisite and beautiful kites of great quality.

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How to eat cheap, tasty and not to get ill after.

On April 21, 2013, in China Travel Gossip, Restaurants & Food, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Where, how and when do you usually have your morning cup of coffee? And do you have it at all? I remember waking up every day in Tenerife and going eating to a café which was 500m away from my apartment.  A nice cup of coffee and a piece of cake was just about one […]

Where, how and when do you usually have your morning cup of coffee? And do you have it at all? I remember waking up every day in Tenerife and going eating to a café which was 500m away from my apartment.  A nice cup of coffee and a piece of cake was just about one euro, which is 8 Yuan. A cup of normal coffee in Beijing cost approximately 15 Yuan. Beijing is known for cheap prices, but where are they exactly? Let’s get to know more about China travel, China tours and food in the capital.

Starbuks is the same everywhere :)

It is me in Starbuks. They are the same everywhere :)

When you go to a cafes in Beijing, the first thing you should pay attention to is a big, blue stand which is usually placed near the exit. If you cannot find it, just run away from this place, as they have not passed the standards of quality. The rest of restaurants have the B standard which still makes them good. I have never seen A standards even though they exists, small cafes are usually much cheaper and the food there is more delicious .If you want to eat really really cheap, you should go to student canteens, most of them are open for everyone ,or you should just  go somewhere outside the centre.In Beijing you will find many local fast-food restaurants, which serve Chinese cuisine. The food there is much tastier than Mc Donald’s and not so bad for you.

Chinese people just love to eat meat! Sometimes there is no single dish without meat in a whole restaurant. I am a vegetarian and in the beginning it was so very difficult to find something to eat, as almost nobody speaks English here. So, I was in trouble. After a while of starving to death I learned how to say “without meat” in Chinese. It will be 不要肉or buyaorou. So it is very useful, even though there are not so many places where you will find many dishes without meat. So, be prepared to it.

If you eat together with Chinese people, you should know that there is NO YOUR PLATE, everything is COMMON. So, do not be surprise when they try to take something from your plate. I, personally, think that it is more romantic and I always feel like being a part of a big family. Usually, they offer many things and share them, so you will leave the cafe with your stomach stuffed.

Another important thing which I want to emphasis is about bird flu. There have been several outbreaks of bird flu in recent years, so sometimes you do not even know whether the meat is ok. I would not recommend eating chicken when the certain outbreaks occur.

I hope you will travel to Beijing one day and explore everything yourself, even though Chinese cuisines are different from European, they are tasty and indeed very healthy, so you will enjoy it.

 

A freshman in China

On April 12, 2013, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

The tiny trees and toy houses in twilights became bigger and more real. I was sitting next to the window in an airplane of Air China and thinking about my new adventure in a completely foreign country. I did not travel to Beijing before, so I was incredibly terrified and thrilled. I could not help meditating upon this […]

The tiny trees and toy houses in twilights became bigger and more real. I was sitting next to the window in an airplane of Air China and thinking about my new adventure in a completely foreign country. I did not travel to Beijing before, so I was incredibly terrified and thrilled. I could not help meditating upon this subject, even though every thought made me feel even worse.

I was born in Russia and brought up there. I will not say I come from a rich family, yet we could afford everything we wished. So, after graduating from high school, I decided to go to Europe, where I was living for about one year. I passed IELTS exam there and could have applied for any university in any country I wanted. I did not even think about going to China, since I was told that all people there lived in squalor and all buildings were about to go to ruins. I did not like the communism either, as I thought that communists were too strict, rude and just unpleasant people. Yet my mom insisted on me studying in China. So, I was sitting in an airplane, weeping, eating a chocolate bar, trying to calm down and was about to start a new life.

Unexpectedly, our plane arrived to Beijing on time. In Spain I was told that Chinese people are always late, yet surprisingly from my own point of view, Spanish people are the ones with bad time management .The first building I saw there was a recently build, huge, convenient and just very beautiful airport full of Asian people who were very good-looking and wearing really expensive clothes. From the terminal where we got off to whereour luggage was, we were brought by a modern, high speed train which was absolutely clean and did not even have a driver. I had never seen anything like this before and was pleasantly shocked. I took my bags and nervously went to the passport control. In spite of the fact that I am a pretty young woman who at some borders was considered to be a terrorist, I was not questioned by these communists, who were thought to be terrible, and let in the country very easily. Moreover, later one girl in a very friendly manner helped me to get a taxi and explained to the driver where I was going. I felt delighted, as I did not expect such a nice attitude from a local person.

I was sitting in a taxi and thinking about my new adventure again. The radio was broadcasting popular Chinese songs, the driver was singing out of tune, skyscrapers were passing by and I was enjoying the entire atmosphere around me. I did not consider China to be awful anymore. Then I realized how much prejudice I had and how wonderful this country was. I felt like wanting to get to know much more about China travel.

 
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