Lingnan Flower Market – 岭南花卉市场

Quick details: Lingnan Flower Market 岭南花卉市场 Address: 57 FangXingLu ( near JiaoKou metro station ), Guangzhou, China 芳兴路57号(近窖口汽车客运站) I haven’t added to this blog in so long, as I didn’t …

Chinese Pokémon Cards 宝可梦集换式卡牌游戏

Contrary to popular misconception – not all Chinese Pokémon cards are counterfeits. Though many fake cards have been produced over the years, officially licensed products were released in Taiwan and …

Chinese Pet Market – Huadiwan, Guangzhou

Note: Today’s post contains images you might find upsetting, especially if you are an animal lover like me. There is also a YouTube video to go alongside this article, which …

A field Guide to Guangzhou’s Fruit Shops

A Field Guide to Guangzhou Fruit Shops by Nathan Rioux In China, there is a strong emphasis on physical health and maintaining a proper diet. Part of this regimen is …

National Day – trip to Conghua

国庆节快乐!guó qìng jié kuàilè! It’s National Day here in China! This marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, kicking off one of China’s two Golden Weeks. We …

Dealing with frustration by smashing up characters!

I had a fairly negative experience with my Chinese studies today. But it caused me to stop, reflect, and change path. First off, I got my test results back from …

Nan Yuan Restaurant 南园酒家

This evening, I went to an amazing restaurant in Guangzhou. Tucked away behind some Lingnan style exterior walls, you’ll find this extraordinary Cantonese restaurant. You’ll find this restaurant by getting …

The One Minute Challenge

Are you currently learning a foreign language? Regardless of your level, it’s imperative that you learn to think in that language. Don’t spend too much time translating back and forth, …

I visited a Secret Tea Shop in Guangzhou

I was invited by a friend to drink tea this afternoon. I didn’t know where we were going, but I was advised to wear smart clothes, so I knew we …