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Back in Beijing

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Last evening I came back to Beijing, which felt like a miracle. Many times during my 9 day trip I felt like I would never get back and for the rest of the times I didn’t want to go back until that one day when everything went wrong and all I wanted was to get back to Beijing. How do I feel now that I am back? Actually, I don’t know. I have one month left and coming back to work for only one month feels kind of useless. I didn’t have this feeling of coming back home for some reason or maybe because the last few days of the trip were so awesome I got a little ‘after trip’ depression. Continue reading


Winter Trip Plans

Chinese New Year is nearing and I will have 9 days off work, which makes me lucky. At our hotel not many people get a long holiday, a few days at most. The public holiday is 3 days 31st-2nd. But the VIP lounge is closed for a week and 3 days so that’s why I get time off, and even if we weren’t closed I would have asked for a week off. This is the only chance for me to travel so I will, even though it’s going to be hellishly crowded everywhere and there would be enough activities in Beijing as well. It’s a pity I don’t get to see the capital city empty, maybe next time. Continue reading


About Chinese Food

What is Chinese cuisine? That’s a hard question to answer because the ingredients and cooking styles vary with every region and minority. In some regions food is traditionally spicy, in others sweet. So many different dishes and tastes. Chinese cuisine is like a world on it’s own. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it’s brilliant.
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Around Chongqing: Dazu

Dazu Buddhist Caves 

These caves are UNESCO World Heritage. This doesn’t make them into a breath taking absolutely must see place but it’s a nice and relatively easy day trip from Chongqing. I’m not sure why these are called caves because they are mostly carvings on the cliff side, some are pretty big and some over 900 hundred years old. The themes are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. We definitely did not see any caves, one small grotto that’s all. There is also a temple and a little garden, nothing too special but quiet and peaceful. (Take your student card along and you get 50% off from the entrance fee. They only accept Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong or Macao student cards but it doesn’t kill to try with your western one! Lie that yours is from Macao or something.)

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