Tai Chi & Qigong: Traditional Chinese Disciplines With Worldwide Appeal

October 18, 2017 - Sin comentarios

ChicchoDodiFC Almost no matter which Chinese city you visit - Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Guilin (below) - you'll spot people individually or in groups, in parks, on esplanades, and other public places, performing the slow, fluid, el...Leer más

Japan’s Spectacular Takayama Matsuri Festival

October 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

We arrived before 10 am, and our VIP group was hastily ushered to seats arranged right in front of one of the main yatai – a festival float on wheels, presented before Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, the main protector of the city since its enl...Leer más

Another, Classic Side of China in Guilin

September 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Timeless889 This vast country is of course packed with fascinating, often beautiful sights and experiences. But few are more lovely than this pocket of southernmost China, two hours 45 minutes by air or 90-minute bullet-train ride from Shanghai. Thi...Leer más

Urban Japan Through the Eyes of a Polish Photographer

May 25, 2017 - Sin comentarios

mtmjolnir/YouTube He could be a poster boy of post-Cold War artistic globalisation. At age 31, Lukasz Palka, from Tarnów, Poland by way of Chicago, has been based in Tokyo for the past decade and specialises in gritty urban (and especially noct...Leer más

8 Extraordinary Old ‘Water Towns’ Near Shanghai

May 10, 2017 - Sin comentarios

David Paul Appell China’s largest city is unquestionably an amazing, fun, and fascinating place to visit - a mix of ancient and cutting-edge culture/architecture, along with fabulous dining, shopping, and entertainment. But on weekends, many Sha...Leer más

Chinese Opera: Compelling, Fascinating, But an Acquired Taste

March 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Hung Chung Chih When I first witnessed a performance of Peking opera (the best-known form of Chinese opera, with Peking by the way being the traditional English spelling of Beijing) years ago in Beijing’s ornate, early-19th-century Hugua...Leer más

On the Art Deco Trail in Shanghai

March 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | chuyuss Especially in the 21st century, Shanghai is more than ever a city of contrasts - from its traditional corners to its hypermodern skyline, especially embodied in the Pudong district. Perhaps less familiar to many, though, is that Ch...Leer más

Touring Tokyo With Our ‘Iberia Mayor’

February 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Yōkoso (welcome) to Tokyo! One of our newest #IberiaMayors, David Esteban, shows us some of the most interesting corners of his adopted city, which he describes as "huge and busy, but also full of quieter, historic areas which will take you back...Leer más

Exploring Shanghai With Our ‘Iberia Mayor’

January 16, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Today we take you to China's largest city, Shanghai, guided by our Iberia Mayor Fernando Pérez, who describes Shanghai as a destination you really shouldn't miss, especially if you love architecture, history, and cuisine. (more…)...Leer más

Christmas & New Year’s Treats of Japan

December 30, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | sixgimic/Flickr by Terri Marshall and Marian Goldberg Food and eating are central to every holiday celebration, and Japan is no exception. The fresh, seasonal ingredients, precise preparation and the complete visual aesthetic - col...Leer más

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