Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals, including the rabbit, dog, pig, rat and the dragon. Monday the Asian world celebrates the Lunar New Year. In the Chinese zodiac, it will be the Year of the Dragon. It has been 12 years since the last Year of the Dragon and it will be another 12 years before the next Year of the Dragon.That's because the animals rotate annually.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The first place in China to make the list was Lhasa, Tibet, which came in at No. 9, but apparently not for its rich Buddhist history or its stunning scenery. The Times' reasons for visiting Tibet started with listing the new luxury hotels the city boasts. While I have no problem with staying in luxury hotels, I doubt most travelers base their decision on where to visit based on accommodations, but rather choose their destinations based on cultural, historic or artistic features, cuisine or maybe just a desire to learn more about a destination.
If you're planning a trip to China, please check out my website, Cheryl's China, and feel free to email me if you have any questions about traveling in the Middle Kingdom.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
|A bell at the Big Bell Temple|