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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:

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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.


Things to do in Tokyo

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Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the largest cities in the world. This city is one of the world’s most perplexing cities with dense population concentration, making the city very crowded. It has all of the major characteristics of most large cities, but apart from this normal aspect of most cities, Tokyo is one of the major tourist cities to visit. The city lies at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. And it is in fact a megacity with 20 000 ooo inhabitants.

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For tourists who are planning to visit the city, there are many site attractions in the city and numerous activities to engage in. There is also a long list of very conducive hotels for visitToors to choose from. Such hotels include kyo Hotel, Kei Plaza, Century Southern Tower, and Grand Palace Hotel, among many other the top class hotels for adequate comfort.


Top 7 of the Oddest Prisons in the World

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While we don’t suppose you’ll be taking a tour around these odd prisons anytime soon, a glimpse of them makes for a fun read. Below are the seven strangest rehabilitation/prison camps you’ll find in the world.

Top 1: Bolivia’s San Pedro Prison


This prison doesn’t look like a prison at all. It’s really more of a community or a small town which keeps criminals from mingling with the rest of society, but which doesn’t isolate them in a gray concrete barren hole with bars. Here, prisoners will have to work (either selling groceries or making something useful) if they want a roof over their heads.

The point is to let prisoners learn to make their lives useful by letting them earn their own cells. At the end of their stay, they might actually miss the community. Hopefully, they don’t try to commit another felony just because they’re homesick.


The fascinating island of Madagascar

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Madagascar is the world’s fourth big island. It is located in the Indian Ocean and has a surface a little bigger than France.

Madagascar formed through splitting from Gondwana 160  millions year ago, and then splitting from India(80 millions years ago). Due to its isolation many species of plants and animals from Madagascar can only be met on this islands ( e.g. the lemur monkies). Unfortunately, within last decades in Madagascar appeared environmental problems, which led to diminishing and extinction of some endangered species.

The population of Madagascar came from three different directions:

– from Africa, a black bantu population, which is today almost a half of the population

– from Asia and Oceania an austronesian population, is today also a half of the population, and the Merina, an asian originar tribe, is the chief here in Madagascar


Top 8 Romantic Spa Packages for Couples

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The month of love is fast approaching! If you’re tired of the usual movie and dinner date, why don’t you plan a romantic rendezvous with your loved one by booking into a spa this year? It’s time to start something new! Rejuvenate the mind and body, restore balance, and spark the romance with these spa packages designed for couples to share and enjoy.


The Spa at InterContinental Buckhead,

Atlanta, Georgia

The Spa makes use of holistic massage techniques and organic labels like Woodsprite and Jurlique when it comes to wellness, health, and beauty. Indulge your senses as you relax on relatively warm neck pillows and sip on herbal tea before the massage begins. The 4-hour long Body Indulgence Package is perfect for couples. Facials, whole body massage, foot scrub and scalp treatments are all included in this package that couples will surely enjoy.


What Every Travel Tweeter Must Know

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Twitter is everywhere. It is very difficult to define what Twitter really is but this micro-blogging tool is indeed handy to have around whenever you travel. Here are tips to help you get started on travel tweeting.

1. Set up your own Twitter account
You may choose to have multiple Twitter accounts or a separate one for your travel sojourns, so find out how to set up your account here. Tip: choose a name that’s interesting and yet relevant to your objective i.e do you want to Twit mostly travel news and tips, or are you content with an all in one Twitter persona?

2. Grab your apps
Because every Twit is limited to 140 characters, and not words, you should definitely shorten those long URLs with applications such as bit.ly. Even easier is if you download luv.ly, a useful app that incorporates Twitter and Facebook with your Firefox browser. Shortening URLs will be a cinch with the built in URL bar.


Things to do in Warsaw

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Having wonderful things to indulge in, on your visit to Poland’s capital Warsaw, is the best way to enjoying your stay in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Finding out what to do is quite simple, and at the end you know you have had an accomplished tour and vacation in this historic city.

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Do you love arts? If you do, a good way to go about it and enjoy some interesting art lessons, is just by taking a trip to the historical museum of Warsaw. Just as the name implies, it is the ideal place to know the history of the country, the city and its people. Another interesting place to visit is the Zacheta arts gallery, located in the city centre. This gallery alone houses about three thousand woks of art! That affords visitors the opportunity to learn and see some fantastic work of art and sculpture.


Things to See and Do at Squaw Valley, California

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Mention skiing in California and most people will gape and look at you as if you just mentioned that the North Pole is devoid of snow and ice. In fact, what most do not know is that California offers a great venue for a wonderful skiing vacation – all in Squaw Valley, California. This is one of the more unique places in the world whereby one can enjoy beautiful warm sunshine while skiing in 4,000 acres of snowy white terrain. There’s just so much to do – from tasting local delicacies in the ornate cafes or staying at the quaint Olympic Inn, Squaw Valley may very well be your next skiing holiday destination.