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The Anniversary Confusion: Why we have two wedding anniversaries



The Anniversary Confusion: Why we have two wedding anniversaries

An anniversary can be a very important day for some people. For a couple an anniversary is a meaningful milestone that deserves to be celebrated.

Yesterday, exactly four years ago, we went to get our red little Chinese wedding booklets.…

Bozhou’s Peony Flower: One of Anhui’s Major Medicinal Herbs



Bozhou’s Peony Flower: One of Anhui’s Major Medicinal Herbs

The herb market in Bozhou, Anhui is the largest medicinal herb trade market in China. The geography and diverse climate of Anhui is particularly well-suited for growing medicinal herbs.

Since ancient times, Bozhou has been seen as the “Capital of …

Cooking With Father-In-Law: My 2 Favourite Noodle Dishes (with recipes)



Cooking With Father-In-Law: My 2 Favourite Noodle Dishes (with recipes)

When I first visited my Chinese parents-in-law, their biggest worry was if I will be used to their food (mine was if I will even understand a word of their dialect…). It turned out their worry was unnecessary (mine wasn’t …

Discovering Fengyang: Birthplace of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of China’s Ming dynasty



Discovering Fengyang: Birthplace of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of China’s Ming dynasty

One of my previous teacher’s favourite Chinese emperors has always been Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of China’s Ming dynasty.

It was through him that I learned all about that particular emperor’s life, achievements and also failures. Back then I …

Experience Anhui – Huangshan’s Tea Culture 黄山茶香



Experience Anhui – Huangshan’s Tea Culture 黄山茶香

Last year, 2015 to be exact, was a very busy year for us, full of new experiences. A particular and very special one was the opportunity (or to be exact the numerous opportunities) we had to work with Anhui International …

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Deal with Culture Shock when Living as an Expat in China



Guest Post: 7 Ways to Deal with Culture Shock when Living as an Expat in China

Today’s guest post is from Alex who works for Currency UK – a foreign exchange broker with lots of helpful services for expats.


 

China is not only a long way from the UK geographically, but culturally too. The differences …


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