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Tea, sweets and a crab? – Discovering Huangshan’s Tea Culture



Tea, sweets and a crab? – Discovering Huangshan’s Tea Culture

Tea is a major part of Chinese culture. In order to fully grasp its importance I made my way down to Anhui’s Huangshan City. You might have heard of the famous Yellow Mountains in China, Huangshan 黄山. The main city …

GUEST POST: The 7 Wonders of China



GUEST POST: The 7 Wonders of China

Personally, I haven’t had many chances to travel through China. Today’s guest post will introduce some of the most amazing destinations in China which you simply have to visit. So far, I have been only been to two of the

Social Pressures in China: Why Everyone in Niuji Village Thinks We Are a Failure



Social Pressures in China: Why Everyone in Niuji Village Thinks We Are a Failure

Social pressures in China can be difficult to cope with, no matter if you are a Chinese national or a Western spouse of such.

No matter where you live, every country promotes its own social standards: What you have to …

My Kung Fu Journey: How Chinese martial arts helped me finding confidence in myself



My Kung Fu Journey: How Chinese martial arts helped me finding confidence in myself

The Chinese martial arts, to be exact Shaolin Kung Fu, have been a part of my life as long as I can think back. Keeping this part out of a blog about my daily life and struggles seems wrong. This …

How Peach Blossoms convinced me to stay on Chinese TV



How Peach Blossoms convinced me to stay on Chinese TV

As a foreigner in China you always feel a bit like a celebrity or a pink unicorn. Constant stares, people pointing with the finger at you and screaming “foreigner” 老外. I have decided to counteract this phenomenon by putting me …

Another Kind of Language Barrier



Another Kind of Language Barrier

The question of which language to use in an intercultural relationship usually solves itself naturally. In our case we exclusively communicate in Mandarin Chinese.

 

When I met my husband a few years ago my Chinese was already fairly good, …

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