Amazing Life in China

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Random Food – muslim food in China

Random Chinese food that was not at all Chinese Looks: 5Smell: 4 Spiciness: 3Satisfaction Factor: 6 Overall: Good Price TAG: 2 RMB/ per stick or bread This weekend We traveled to Chengdu to give a good bye to Alex. (Maybe you remember Alex and Sunnini, two superb people I met while traveling to the south during Spring festival Road trip.) Well Alex as translator obtained job and he will leave on Friday to Ethiopia. Nevertheless, we managed to get to…

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Monday’s entertainment in Chongqing

Fishing in Chongqing amusement park Last Tuesday we visited restaurants in Guanyinqiao. This time we will have chance to try something more active in another part of the city. This time in Nanping, south bank of Yangtze. The idea first popped on our minds when I was swimming in the Yangtze river. We saw some fishermen along the river bank and wanted to try it as well. Get off at the Gong mao(工贸) subway station on blue line 3 and…

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Random Food Finger-point

Chinese Food Finger-point 1.0 Looks: 1Smell:2Spiciness: 0Satisfaction Factor: 4 Overall:  No Price TAG: 15 RMB Sometimes You don’t have a time to prepare your own food or go to arestaurant to eat. Working 8 hours a day makes you very busy and time is scarce.Preparing food takes time, right? So some companies are focusing on ready made food…to save your time. This time it was not my food, but my coworkers decision. He saw a cheese, meat and vegetables on…

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Tuesday’s entertainment in Chongqing

Guanyinqiao evening entertainment What can you do in the evening in Guanyinqiao area? Plenty of restaurants, shopping malls and places to enjoy late afternoon and evening are inviting the voisotors to taste this comercial site after dark. Just before the sunset you can sneak in to the Sonam Indian Restaurant to enjoy Chicken Tikka Masala with traditional garlic bread. For 50 RMB you will get full dish and cold beverage. This restaurant is located in the 5th floor shopping center…

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Random food

Random Chinese food Looks: 7Smell: 5 Spiciness: 0-5Satisfaction Factor: 6 Overall: Very good Price TAG: 32 RMB My dear friends from Chengdu, Sunniny and Alex arrived to Chongqing. Maybe you remember them from my Spring festival trip reports. And they brought me a very happy news. After  years of relationship, they are getting engaged. I could not believe when Sunnini showed me her ring. Seriously guys, all the best and remember to let me know the exact date 😉 But…

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Gele mountain Trip – 歌乐山

Gele shan in Chongqing Meeting time was at 9:30 at Shapingba metro station (Nowadays you can already take metro directly to Leishimu station, which will get you close to the gates of SISU). From Shapingba we changed to bus number 210 and drove 5 stations directly in front of the gate of SIUS university. Station name chuanwai (川外). Audrey picked us up at the gate and we followed her to the base of Gele mountain. Still inside of the campus,…

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Random Food 1-6

Random Chinese food Looks: 5Smell: 4 Spiciness: 0Satisfaction Factor: 1 Overall: Ahmmm Price TAG: 7 RMB   Once upon a time, there was my favorite dumpling restaurant. And they were serving great dumplings, any kind you can imagine….well thats what a fairy tale concerns. The reality is unfortunately different. Yes, they have delicious dumplings.Yes, they have good prices. Yes, they have a pretty good variety. But still they don’t have picture menu. Although I already Leveled-UP I still mostly rely…

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Swimming in Yangtze river in Chongqing

Yangtze river swimming Last April day we decided to take the opportunity and join the local group in their activity. Free water swimming club invited everyone to join them and swim in the mighty Yangtze river right in the middle of Chongqing. Start was at the Coral Dam in Yozhong district also known as Shanhuba. I tried to advertise this event for more than a week on my QQ profile message board, but the only replies that came were WARNINGS.…

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Random food Special – Level UP

Random Chinese food enhanced Looks: 7Smell: 6 Spiciness: 0Satisfaction Factor: 6 Overall: Very goodPrice TAG: 8 RMB Lately my routine changed. I proudly announce Level up from absolutely random food. The ability of my Chinese reached point where I am able to order simple foods in a restaurant and the boss(lao ban) actually understands me 🙂 It has its flaws still, but makes me feel like my chinese and nutrition abilities are getting better. Todays meal was ordered in my…

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Qijiang pictures with sound

SMoments Qijiang-Sanhui From a great guy Jeremy that once surfed on my couch here in Chongqing I adopted idea to capture sound of a specific place and then add it to pictures. This way making a short video consisting from pictures and sound present on the site. Here are first two tries. Options set on defaults when creating the movies/slide shows. First one is created in Windows Movie Maker – Qijiang more options to adjust (duration of each capture individually,…

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