Having seen the title, you must have the question that enthusiasm and restraint are obviously two opposite words, why I use both of them to describe Japanese? Well, last summer, I went to the three main cities in Japan, Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, what I saw and experienced there makes the relationship of these two … More Japan: a nation with the enthusiasm to restrain.
To what extent do you think the influence of South Korea popular culture has achieved? In 2015, one Chinese tourism reality show called Sisters over Flowers took its participators – 7 film stars of different ages to Turkey. One of these 7 stars, Song Qian, was so often chased after and encircled by local people that … More South Korea: K-POP is everything!
In the past, traveling was just a way of escaping from the boring daily routine by exploring sceneries and cultures of another place. During a journey, the only three things to do is sightseeing, eating and shopping. But before the trip to Cambodia, I got a more professional camera, thus, photography has become an important part … More Cambodia, where my journey of photography starts!
Do you still remember the destination of your first outbound trip? I guess for most British people, it should be somewhere across the English Channel, like France! But for Chinese people, many of them would prefer to choose Southeast Asia, especially Thailand, to be their first option. Factors that make Thailand such a hot spot … More Thailand:a perfect choice of the first outbound trip for Chinese people!
(Do not open during a meal!) In my last blog post, I introduced some basic but typical Chinese foods. After finishing the edit, I suddenly came up with the idea that why not introduce something ‘extraordinary’! So, today’s blog post will be filled with Chinese foods that Western people might never dare to imagine. As … More Brave Chinese: everything is eatable!
When talking about Chinese food, what would you come up with? Sweet and Sour Chicken? Aromatic Duck? Chicken Gyoza? Hoisin Fried Noodle?… Oh…Come on! That is what we call ‘Western Chinese food’! In China, we nearly never heard of these dishes. Don not be cheated by those so-called ‘Chinese Restaurants’! In this blog post, I … More What is the real Chinese food?
For most Western people, when talking about China, Beijing and Shanghai are still the only two cities that they can come up with. And in local people’s mind, Beijing and Shanghai are also the most representative cities of China in both economy and culture. This globally-held view of a draw between them has already set … More Beijing or Shanghai? Which is the NO.1?
As the pace of globalisation accelerates, distance is no longer the barrier against any two areas from knowing each other. China, a country about 9000 kilometres away, is no longer a mystery to British people as well, especially with the large amount of immigrants and students who have brought real images of China in recent … More China: the diversity of tourism resources.
About Joanna: Hi, I’m Joanna. I come from Shenyang, an industrial city in northeast China. But now, I’m studying my postgraduate degree of Global Media and Communication in the University of Warwick in the UK. The sharp cultural contrasts in food, language, custom and life style between China and UK have made me really miss … More Joanna’s Adventure across Asia – a brief introduction of my portfolio