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Are more Chinese parents starting to deviate from the tradition of living and traveling with their children?

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Are more Chinese parents starting to deviate from the tradition of living and traveling with their children?

Offspring who take care of their aging parents and are living with them under the same roof are the ultimate sign of filial piety according to Confucianism. However, it would seem that the trend is starting to shift in affluent families living in America, Canada, as well as in China. More and more seniors seem […]

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Martial Arts Training in Shaolin

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Martial Arts Training in Shaolin

The story about our trip and martial arts training in Shaolin Temple, China   Since we do martial arts training for a long time, of course we had to visit the cradle of Chinese martial arts – Shaolin Monastery. And one day we took the train to travel to the famous province of Henan. The monastery […]

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Cakes in Yangshuo

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Cakes in Yangshuo

A short story about our moon cakes making experience in Yangshuo, during Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. We enjoyed our September stay in Yangshuo, full of humidity and heat. We’ve spent the days of it mostly on the beach of the Li river, cooling in its fresh and welcoming waters.   Then one sunny morning our chinese […]

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Mount Huashan – Holy place and tourists destination

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Mount Huashan – Holy place and tourists destination

One of the most popular and the most beautiful places in China is the Mountain Huashan. It is one of the five sacred mountains of China. Here we describe our visit to this special place.   One of the most popular and the most beautiful places in China is the Mountain Huashan. It is one […]

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Photo essey – Cooling off in Qinling mountains near Xi’an

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Photo essey – Cooling off in Qinling mountains near Xi’an

Specially today, when we are trying to escape the near 40 degrees heat we would like to invite you to recall our beautiful experiences of the winter. These images of natural art were taken in Qinling mountains near Xi’an in China. One cold winter day we’ve wrapped ourselves in all warm clothes that we had […]

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Photo of the week: Thousands of Golden Locks at mount Huashan

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Photo of the week: Thousands of Golden Locks at mount Huashan

This Golden Locks are locked to the iron chain at mountain Huashan, by visitors who pray for the health and safety of their families. There are thousands of them along the trails leading to the peak of the mountains. Situated just 120 kilometers East of Xi’an City, in Shaanxi province, Huashan (华山) is one of China’s five […]

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Buddhist Monastery hidden in the mountains – Photo of the Week

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Buddhist Monastery hidden in the mountains – Photo of the Week

This Buddhist Monastery is located in Qinling mountains in western China. And it looks as if it is hanging in the air. To climb to it you have to go up 1000 stairs. But in-spite of this fact it is a very famous pilgrimage destination in this area.   Here is a closer look at it    Where is […]

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Photo post: Paying tribute to Terracotta Army near Xi’an

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Photo post: Paying tribute to Terracotta Army near Xi’an

Before we will leave Xi’an, we would like to pay tribute to Terracotta Army. It is by common opinion, the biggest Attraction of this city. This is not our opinion though. We prefer the mountains, rivers and nature reserves, to ancient tombs.   But Terracotta Army draws and will draw thousands and thousands of tourists […]

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Photo of the week: The Game

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Photo of the week: The Game

Incredible photo of Chinese men playing chess in Xi’an. Credit goes to Tun  

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Around Xi’an : TaiBaiShan – white gem in heart of China.

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Around Xi’an : TaiBaiShan – white gem in heart of China.

  Or How we wanted to get to TaiBaiShan, but discovered HongHeGu on the road. As we’ve already stated in our post about Taiping Park , Xi’an is surrounded by beautiful nature reserves. The last one, and the most beautiful among them, that we’ve discovered is TaiBaiShan or, in English,  “The Very White Mountain”. If […]

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