Bernhard Introduction
Together with my wife and two children we moved in October 2015 from Berlin to Beijing. This is our 6th country to call it a "temporary home".
Peking Opera
We watched three operas. There were translated into English with “Borrowing a Fan”, “The Drunken Concubine” und “Stealing an Imperial Horse”. I believe it is difficult to translate from traditional Chinese to English.
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An Alternative to 798 Art District: Caochangdi Area
It is a rougher place than 798 Art Zone. The neighbourhood is about a 15-minute bike ride from 798 but feels like you arrive in a different world. You think you are at the Chinese country side and not in Beijing.
12 Good Reasons to Visit the Art District
The industrial building in 798 became obsolete as the industry changed during the times of Deng Xiao Ping. But with the artist, the area got a new purpose and gives a unique home to China's creative scene.
2017 Sanyuanli Market Hall
Sanyuanli Market Hall is located in Shunyuanli, Chaoyang District Beijing, which is established from Oct., 1992 and has a business area of 1560 square meters, with a total of 139 booths. The main business is consist of vegetable, fruit, freshmeat, aquatic product, cooking oil, wheaten food, tea, grocery, etc.
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Laowai tries to get the Chinse Driving license
I plan to drive in China and need a Chinese driving license. Why? Because international driver's license are not recognized and only if you have a residence permit for China, you can apply for a Chinese driver`s license.
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A Laowai tries: What makes Chinese culture?
I guess this is a quite difficult question to answer because Chinese history and culture is sooo rich, distinct and diverse.
A Visit to a TCM Hospital in Beijing
Luckily our family is very healthy and we don't have any serious problems. Nevertheless, we wanted to experience and understand (at least a bit) the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept while we are in China.
2016 Walking around Kunming Lake
2016 Walking around Kunming Lake for International Friends was held on Oct. 22 at the Kunming Lake of the Summer Palace. The event is jointly organized by Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
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Tips for Living in China
Whether they're moving to China for business, study or to expand their horizons, its unfamiliar culture, its high population density and the language barrier can be challenging for any new arrivals.
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