How to be a respectful traveler in China

How to be a respectful traveler in China

Travelers who truly want to experience a country on more levels than just the surface always have to do more than just see the sights and walk through their destination without paying attention to what is happening around them, and how people behave around each other, and what meaning certain gestures and words could have for the locals. Although as a tourist you are often given some slack and few locals actually expect you to know about their daily customs, it's always nice to show that you... [ read more ]

How to celebrate Chinese New Year in China

How to celebrate Chinese New Year in China

Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration of the year in China, and the longest as well, therefore an occasion for the whole country to have fun and take a break from the worries of day to day life. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the first month in the Lunar Calendar, and ends on the 15th day, when the famous Lantern Festival takes place. The Chinese New Year is not only an occasion to eat delicious traditional food, see fireworks and attend various events on the street, but a... [ read more ]