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One of the best Hotels in China?

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The InterContinental Huizhou Resort is a luxury five star resort set in the heart of China.  Located in over 500 acres of some of the most unspoiled land in China, travelers to this luxury destination are in for a shock when they see the extents that the Intercontinental group has gone to to create a truly luxury destination right in the heart of China.


24 hours in Shanghai: Things to do and places to visit

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Think the Beijing Olympics stadium was an intriguing and fascinating piece of architecture? You’re only at the beginning of what Shanghai, the new cutting-edge city of the world, has to offer. After what Beijing unveiled to the world, Shanghai is now being given a chance to show what it’s made of—through the 56th World Fair. From its beginning in 1851, this year is said to be the grandest in the history of world fairs. It is but natural to be hosted in Shanghai—a two-square-mile site in the Huangpu River gives space to a pavilion for each of the nation in the world. Running from May to October of 2010, the Expo is a must-see for everyone. And since you will be in Shanghai as well, here are some tips on how you can spend an entire day in this bustling city.

Check in at PuLi Hotel, 9am


Food Travel: Great flavors to discover in China

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Like its vast lands and beautiful landscapes, China has a diversity of culture and people giving the world a wide array of great food and flavors. There are around fifty ethnic groups in China, so imagine the diversity of languages, customs, traditions, and way of life.

Despite the differences in their ways and practices, the people in China share one thing in common– their love for food. So when you have a China holiday and cross thru different regions, you can expect an assortment of gastronomic delights from plates fit for royalties to food that you never imagined to consume.

Peking Duck

Among the many contributions of China to the gastronomic world, the Peking Duck can be considered the best. The dish was once for the royalty only of China. The recipe to the dish only leaked out when a chef from the royal palace retired and put up restaurant, and the public was able to try out the dish of the emperors.


8 Most colorful lakes in the world

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Lakes are always perfect for some picnic, maybe for some hiking around its beautiful surroundings, and of course for some photography. Some lakes look dull and plain while some are very colorful making them picture perfect. We list down some of the most fascinating and most beautiful lakes in the world.

 

Jiuzhaigou


Jiuzhaigou is not the name of a lake but is a town in China which is home to a good number of green, turquoise, and blue lakes. The lakes are locally known as the Haizi or meaning the Son of the Sea. You will be able to see the bottom of these lakes because of the very clear waters which were from glacier activity.

 

Kelimutu



Top 7 Spots to Experience Authentic China

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As China continuous to transform into a prime tourist destination with world-class tourism spots like the world’s biggest casino, it gives travelers a dizzying realization that country is not only known for the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.

With these new infrastructures, China gets a little more crowded with construction and tourists from all over the world wanting to witness these new sites in China.  While this is great news for the country’s tourism, many travelers find it harder and harder to find the much needed serenity the serene country has to offer.  But don’t worry, if you’re seeking to experience authentic China during your next tour to this culture-rich country, here are seven off-the-road destinations you can visit:

Kanas Lake


Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

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Handing out homemade beer at a liquor store, Tom and Athena Seefurth, chefs based in Illinois, surprised several people with the smell of their beers—from garlic to tomatoes. They are also the inventors of “pizza beer.” They thought of creating beer that will match their favorite dishes perfectly, and so came up with pizza beer.

Like these two, people all over the world have created different kinds of liquors, which have become worldwide traditions. Wines have been used during the ancient times as medicine, and though people now no longer use them as such, the recipes have survived, and people continue to enjoy them. When in a foreign country, knocking down that glass of strange liquor is also a great way for you to get to know the culture of the people.


7 Best Night Bars around the Globe

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Whether you’re a globetrotter by passion or profession, you know that the best thing you can expect from any city is its nightlife. This is why we’ve gathered the best night clubs around the globe. If you land in any of these countries, don’t forget to give their prime bars a try.

Bar Isabel in Argentina

The two most talked-about bars in Argentina is the Bar Isabel located in Buenos Aires, within easy reach of those who are already in the capital.

If you’re all for the glitz and the glamour, you might want to drop by this watering hole. Just make sure that you’re dressed to kill as well. Chic and smart is the way to go here. The interior of the bar closely resembles its next door neighbor, the Casa Cruz, probably because both were designed by fun loving Chilean Juan Santa Cruz.


Four Expressions in Chinese that may come handy

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A lot of peole are interested to go to China to explore its best travel destinations, seek business opportunities, and discover a wonderful culture. If you are among this crowd, you might want to read on because we have meaningful Chinese phrases that will help you understand the mindset of Chinese:

Learning Chinese

Mei banfa

Mei banfa translates to ‘there is no choice’. The history of China tells a lot about famine, tragedy, and not really much of fun time. This Chinese phrase is how people express their acceptance of what is available and their acceptance of any hardship that may come their way. They may also say it with regard to other people. This may say that one must not stand out or not be different. It is basically said in a relaxed mood while being a bit worried of a hardship that can only be accepted.