Posts tagged ‘China’

China @ the turn of 20th century! Vintage Photos

I have just discovered some great photos of Shanghai, China, dated between 1850 – 1950, just at the turn of the centuries!

Here are some great pictures of daily activities Chinese were doing 100 years ago. Incredible how fast China moved from a primitive poor country to the biggest economy it is today.

Enjoy the pics, great to know if you like them. Click on the photos below to go to Album.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter not available in China! Good or Bad ? :)

Well, you cannot access Facebook in China! Or not yet.
Same for You Tube or Twitter. (and many more, like some online publishing newspapers…)

I assume blocking these websites has to do with the strategy of China government to control the social networks where some discussions can come to affecting its interest in controlling the information inside the country.

And YouTube is full of Tibet issues , right? :)

And Facebook is just one click from subscribing to a movement… China sure doesn’t want that, too many subjects on the freedom.

Twitter is more dangerous, everybody can input live comments in real-time… China needs time to check it before posting anything online, right?



But, my question is:


I am not against Chinese, only that I don’t like the way most of them are behaving…
So I think I will enjoy the time being till China will go free on Facebook too.

Then for sure I will have contact request from China, my wall will look different, comments too…

Fastening my seatbelt!

On the way to China again, just spending 5 hours in Schiphol Airport of Amsterdam thinking of good and bad things in my life… Or just anxious to board on the KLM flight.
Should you need an interesting vacation, plan one to China or you definitely loose something. At least I enjoy their food a lot, so will you.

How to drink Kung Fu Tea ! (Exclusive Video)

Chaozhou is the place that came up with the Kung Fu Tea (2000 years ago , during Song Dynasty I think) and also the ritual of how to drink it! It is a kind of ESPRESSO , with a very strong taste, it is recommended especially to smokers.

See here Mr. Li providing an exclusive demonstration on the Kung Fu Tea Ritual, only for us!
(C) Copyrights to Me, Sep-9-2009 :)

Usually, you should play also Chinese music too… :)

Xie Xie!

Great escape!

This time was completely better! I had a great time in China during Sep 6-14, I have visited Chaozhou and… I liked it!

Here it is a fast-forward album of my last travel in China.

Hope you will like them like I do. And maybe you plan to visit China as well, soon. :)

But I need to post another 3 albums separatelly because they are special:


 Ming City Wall of Chaozhou



Old City Center of Chaozhou



Guangji Bridge .



Coming soon!