Month: October 2016

Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from the Air Pollution.

It is not a secret that China has problems with air pollution – we already mentioned this fact in our article Tips for your first trip to China. The Chinese Government tries to do everything to solve this issue, but there are no instantaneous solutions and unfortunately for us, Shenyang is not the city with…

Numerology – Internet Slang

We’ve already established that in China, numbers are a lot more meaningful than in the West. But did you know it was possible to have entire conversations entirely comprised of numbers? Forget Western chat room abbreviations, in comes Chinese numerical Internet slang! For convenience’s sake, many Chinese use numbers instead of characters to express their…

Getting Your Very Own Taobao Account.

China is an online shopper’s paradise. There is very little you cannot acquire online and have delivered right to your doorstep – often at no additional cost or at least way cheaper than in most other countries. The Chinese network of courier companies is astonishing and their means of delivery very unusual to the Western…

Hiker Diary – Episode 3

This is Buke’s third take on letting you see Shenyang through a different lens. Today’s episode is about a small gem in our very midst – Shenyang’s Workers’ Village. But let him tell you in his own words…