Tag Archives: Hongbao

Red, Red Wine

It’s funny really, but due to some cultural characteristics white (grape) wine is somewhat under-appreciated in China. As a fan, I was quite affected, and I decided to get to the bottom of this mystery, only to be faced with the following (shocking, mind-blowing, kind-a-obvious) discovery: Firstly, the existence of Baijiu should be mentioned, (we Read More…

Chinese New Year aka Spring Festival

Imagine combining traditions of Christmas and New Year’s bang, and possibly the celebrations of 4th of July in US. Imagine a constant bang, puff and pang for a period of fifteen days; imagine eerily deserted streets covered with inches and inches of gunpowder and red paper wraps (from the firecrackers), and you’ll get close to Read More…

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