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Grain in Ear
Grain in Ear

Updated:1402035309Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Guangzhou seems to enter its stifling hot summer earlier than other areas. “Grain in Ear” (芒种) belongs to a hot and moist period when cicadas can be heard belting out from the tree tops.
Policies for Chinese Tourists to Egypt
Policies for Chinese Tourists to Egypt

Updated:1398406152Source:

Egypt has always been among Chinese tourists’ favorite travel destinations. In December 2013, Chinese authorities finally released updated alerts and adjusted safety warnings for local citizens traveling to Egypt.
Celebrating the Birthday of Mazu at Tianhou Palace
Celebrating the Birthday of Mazu at Tianhou Palace

Updated:1398220954Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Mazu, the most respected sea goddess in China's coastal areas, especially in the southeast and Taiwan islands, is believed to be able to predict the weather, helping fishermen avoid sea disasters and salvage shipwrecks.
Rituals is Key for Memorial Events
Rituals is Key for Memorial Events

Updated:1396579980Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

You may have heard of the terms about memorial events and some of the rites that go along with them, but how familiar are you with the specific details of those events in Guangzhou?
Boluo Chicken Handicraft and Cantonese Fun
Boluo Chicken Handicraft and Cantonese Fun

Updated:1394694461Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The Boluo Chicken is a local chicken-shaped handicraft made from clay, bamboo, paddy stalks and colorful chicken feathers. It has also led to a Cantonese pun referring free loading on other people's food, money or other things.
Not Where You Think They Are in Guangzhou
Not Where You Think They Are in Guangzhou

Updated:1394183250Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

In Guangzhou, there are some places that make people usually confuse of their actual locations for they are named after the district names, but not in the same districts as the names indicate. Why?
The Journey of Chinese Flowers to the West
The Journey of Chinese Flowers to the West

Updated:1392274874Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The story begins with the Roman Empire over 2,000 years ago, where people planted flowers to use for food or medicine, not just to appreciate their beauty. The peach blossom, along with its fruit, is part of this tale.
The Adventure of "Dutch Pea"
The Adventure of "Dutch Pea"

Updated:1392270958Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Why we Cantonese call snow pea "Dutch pea"? Does "Dutch pea" really come from Netherlands? This passage shall satisfy your curiosity.
Chinese Pidgin English
Chinese Pidgin English

Updated:1390453512Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Chinese Pidgin English appeared in 1730s. It mixed together Portuguese, English, Malay, and other vocabulary with a syntax close to Chinese to create a business language of intercultural communication.
Hong Merchants – The Licensed Local Traders with Western Traders
Hong Merchants – The Licensed Local Traders with Western Traders

Updated:1390453223Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The British trade people used to call their Chinese partners "Hong merchants" hundreds of years ago. Different from the common traders, Hong merchants were recruited by the then government.
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Modern Guangzhou Souvenirs

Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.

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