Shenyang Style Fitness.

When you’re thinking of fitness, which pictures come to mind? Vigorous young people with perfectly muscled bodies who sweat in well-equipped gyms? This is one side of fitness in China in general and Shenyang in particular. Another is that of hordes of the elderly who populate parks and squares to pursue all sorts of activities…

Hiker Diary – Preface and Episode 1

In this, the Hiker Diary, Buke Wang will introduce you to places in Shenyang by words and pictures. They are not necessarily all landmarks but guaranteed to be charming and good for half-day tours. Instead of locating them clearly, the Hiker Diary will only give some hints, so that readers can do some exploring of their…

Discover the Hungry Ghost Festival

The (Hungry) Ghost Festival (中元节,  zhōngyuán jié) is a Buddhist and Taoist festival held on the 15th night of the 7th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Tradition claims that the 7th month of the lunar calendar is ghost month, where ghosts and the spirits of your dead ancestors come back to earth to visit…

Services for Yuqinfu Tenants – Breakfast

Food is one of the most distinctive parts of a culture, which is especially noticeable at breakfast time. And at the top of the list of things you tend to miss while living in a foreign country is “breakfast just like at home”. At the Yuqinfu Residence, we try to be many expats’ home away…

Baijiu. Delicious Delicacy or Rubbing Alcohol?

A huge part of discovering a new country is getting acquainted with its culture. And usually one of the most fun parts of that is to taste all the local brews. In China, the most distinct (or should that be distilled?) local alcohol is definitely Baijiu (Chinese: 白酒; pinyin: báijiǔ). Bái means white, jiǔ is…