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This Spring, the team at Holiday Lettings awarded Waygo to be one of the top 10 handy apps for travel! Check out the article here   https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/blog/10-unbelievably-handy-travel-apps-you-need-on-your-phone/10 UNBELIEVABLY HANDY TRAVEL APPS YOU NEED ON YOUR PHONE 10 UNBELIEVABLY HANDY TRAVEL APPS YOU NEED ON YOUR PHONE

 

It’s All Chinese to Me: Explaining Chinese, Part 1

For those who have never studied Chinese, the Chinese language remains an incredibly mysterious entity. You’re not alone—in fact, Chinese remains one of the most difficult languages to learn, along with such languages as Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. Why is learning Chinese so difficult? Chinese is a tonal language, in which meaning changes as you change … 

 

You say Ping’anye , I gift Ping’anguo

Although Christmas was banned in China for a long time, the Chinese have started to adopt the holiday as their own. Christmas is not celebrated as it is in Western culture, but is instead seen as a commercial holiday with a strict non-religious connotation. The holiday is still young and is only celebrated in big … 

 

Halloween, Chinese Style

Unlike traditionally Western holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day that have become popular in China, Halloween remains little-known and little-celebrated in China. Festivities are limited to events organized by expats living in big cities, and occasional decorations in big storefront windows. That being said, don’t let us deter you from attempting to go door-to-door 不给糖就捣蛋 … 

 

How to Bargain Shop in China

Now that you have your Chinese numbers down, it’s time to put them to good use…shopping time! In China, there are basically two types of shopping situations: ones in which you can bargain, and ones in which you cannot (or at least not very effectively.) For shopping mall stores like UNIQLO and H & M, grocery … 

 

Chinese Numerals: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

What?! The Chinese language not only uses characters for words, but also for numbers? Yes. Although not as easy as 1, 2, 3, the Chinese numeral system proves easy enough even without ever having studied Chinese. Fear not, the Arabic numeral system (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) is also used in China, but it’s still …