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China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture
(dé hóng dǎi zú jǐng pō zú zì zhì zhōu 德宏傣族景颇族自治州), located in the southmost part of Yunnan Province (yún nán shěng 云南省), borders Burma with a boundary line more than 500 kilometers long. Covering an area of only more than 10,000 square kilometers, Dehong boasts featured customs of minorities, colourful culture, long history, and beautiful natural scenery; and therefore, it is famous both at home and abroad, and is called Hometown of Peacocks, Hometown of Legends, and Hometown of Songs and Dances.

Yuelu Mountain
China Travel Guide - Travel in Hunan

    Yuelu Academy of Classical Learning
Lying in the west bank of Xiang River (xiāng jiāng 湘江), Changsha City (cháng shā shì 长沙市), Hunan Province (hú nán shěng 湖南省), Yuelu Mountain (yuè lù shān 岳麓山) covers an area of 8 square kilometers. Since Tang (táng 唐) and Song (sòng 宋) dynasties, Yuelu Mountain is famous for its beautiful natural scenery and also get reputation for its rich cultural connotation. In the mountain there are the Yuelu Academy of Classical Learning (yuè lù shū yuàn 岳麓书院) with thousands of years’ history, Lushan Temple (lù shān sì 麓山寺) and the Yunlu Palace (yún lù gōng 云麓宫), which was built in 1478 AD. Thus there forms the unique cultural landscape with Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism coexisting.

Ancient Capitals of China (Luoyang)
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

Luoyang (luò yáng 洛阳) lies in the west of Hennan Province (hé nán shěng 河南省). Situated in the central plain, it is known as “the Gravity Center of China” and “the Hinterland of Nine Divisions (a poetic name for China)”. Named due to the location on the north side of the Luohe River (luò hé 洛河), Luoyang is one of the most important places of origin of the Huaxia civilization (huá xià wén míng 华夏文明).

Starting from the Xia Dynasty (xià cháo 夏朝), the first imperial dynasty in China, Luoyang severed as the capital for thirteen dynasties. It was the earliest capital city with the longest time of being capital in China’s history. During the Sui (suí cháo 隋朝) and Tang (táng cháo 唐朝) dynasties, with a population of more than one million, Luoyang was at that time the most prosperous city in the world.

功亏一篑 (gōng kuī yī kuì)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altOnce a man planned to build a terrace. He worked very hard and spent a lot of time digging and carrying earth. When the mound was almost completed and only one more basket of earth was needed, the man gave up. The terrace was never completed.
This idiom means to fail to succeed for lack of final effort. It has a connotition of pity.



Food in China
China Living Tips - Shopping & Leisure

Food in China

As you may have noticed from eating Chinese food in North American restaurants, each region of China has its own type of food. Chuan food is hot and spicy; Beijing cooking is done with a lot of meat and vegetables (including the most famous Chinese dish of all, Peking Duck); Cantonese traditions include dim sum and delicacies like shark's fin soup; Shanghai cuisine is prepared with plenty of seafood and oil.

Guangzhou Dreams - Guangzhou Is a Linguistic Feast for this Wandering Word-lover
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
foreigner in chinaWhen working hard on learning Chinese here, he found the city is fascinating as it is a linguistic hub where people speak not only Mandarin, but also Cantonese and other dialects.
Let's get one thing clear from the start; yes, I'm another foreign teacher living in Guangzhou. No, I'm not using it as the means to an end. 
I get irritated when confronted by the lazy and ill-informed clichés about young teachers, encountered both at home and abroad. 
Nanchang University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Nanchang University was established in 1940 in the name of its original predecessor ─ Zhongzheng University. In the following years, the name was changed several times and its present name Nanchang University was adopted in 1993 when the top two universities of Jiangxi Province Jiangxi University and Jiangxi Industrial University merged to make up the backbone of Nanchang University.

NCU entered a new era of development when it merged with Jiangxi Medical College in August 2005 making it a comprehensive university, offering undergraduate and graduate courses encompassing virtually all academic disciplines.

WorldFriends = Love + Marriage + 2 Children = Lots of Happiness!!
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Love Relationship --- WorldFriends = Love + Marriage + 2 Children = Lots of Happiness!!
Grant, Sydney, Australia/ Satoko, Japan

World FriendsIn a nutshell that is our continuing success story! And we owe it all to WorldFriends. Satoko and I met in Tokyo through WorldFriends right back in 2003 when it was all just starting up, and wow it has changed our lives! WorldFriends was spot on in helping us find each other because one thing led to another and 6 months later in the middle of 2004 we both find ourselves pointing towards mainland Asia as we depart Japan together for an overland trip from Japan to Europe and back to Australia.
A year later we land in Sydney where we now live the idyllic quintessential Australian lifestyle with our little son "Lotus" who was a gift from an ashram in India during our travels :-) Yes that is where he was made ha-ha. Lotus was made in India, Japanese mother, British father and was born in Australia; how lucky to have three passports and ultimately he owes it all to WorldFriends. If that wasn't enough, next week we look forward to welcoming Lotus' baby sister into the growing World of Friends - WOW! Thanks WorldFriends!
It all started with you! Lots of Love, Grant,Satoko,Lotus&??? Anyone out there have any great ideas for our coming daughter's name?


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