China, Zhangjiajie Park: a sad note on beautiful wilderness

At the beginning of my experience in China, I was eager to devote my travels to exploring its wilderness and, hopefully, wildlife. I scanned National Parks and came across incredibly surreal and absolutely stunning pictures of Zhangjiajie, in the Northern part of the Hunan province (famous for spicy food and Mao's birthplace). When a friend... Continue Reading →

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Un’Italiana in Cina: differenze, etichetta e shock culturale

In Cina tutto è diverso e, come ho imparato assaggiando di tutto, se c’è qualcosa che sembra simile a casa c’è da star sicuri che ha in realtà un sapore completamente inaspettato. Ho imparato che i visitatori occidentali possono essere incredibilmente critici di queste differenze o porsi nei confronti di esse con superiorità. È vero,... Continue Reading →

Chinese sweets: an unexpected discovery

It is in China – a country free of the “dessert” concept – that I developed my sweet-tooth. Overdoing it, just a bit. The idea of “dessert” is uncommon as ending a meal with something sweet is not a habit. I’ve found that it’s easier to find sweets at snack times or even during the... Continue Reading →

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