Sightseeing in Qu Zhou

Spring’s cousin who is a teacher at a school for tourism took us in her car to visit some sights in and around Qu Zhou during my visit there.    Longyou Grottoes Our first stop was a series of cave-like grottoes that have been uncovered.  The origins of these man made caves are unclear.  We…

Chinese New Year Traditions

There are lots of traditions and superstitions surrounding Spring Festival in China and I learned about a couple of Spring’s family traditions. Firecrakers – the last meal of the old year her dad lit firecrakers (noise makers) before dinner… So did everyone else in town, so you could tell exactly when everyone was having dinner…

新年好 Xīnnián hǎo

I have so much to tell you about my trip to Quzhou for Chinese New Year that I can’t fit it all in one blog post so bear with me the next couple of days as I try to put everything into words. 新年好 Xinnian hao means Happy New Year in English.  The lunar new…