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Ring in the New Year in China at the Hanshan Temple Bell Ringing Festival

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In Suzhou, China locals and visitors literally ring in the New Year at the Hanshan Temple Bell Ringing Festival. Held on December 31st, the festival welcomes the New Year in Suzhou. Hanshan Temple, over 1400 years old, is one of the ten most famous temples in China. In ancient times, monks struck the bell at midnight to remind people a new day was coming.

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Nimman Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand: What It’s Really Like

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That’s weird, why is there a video embedded in this article? Because I collaborated with a friend of mine to make a video about a modern and trendy street in Chiang Mai.

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What is Meditation?

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What is Meditation?

Good question! Do you know, most people don’t! Read on to find out.

In the simplest way: meditation is focusing on now. Not yesterday or tomorrow, not even a second ago. One could say it is an art of concentration and relaxation that can be easy to do, but hard to master.

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Thailand Close Up

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Traveling is an excuse to look at the world with new eyes. What’s different? What’s the same? It’s easy to get distracted by the big differences such as language, architecture, or dress. Training ourselves or our kids to look for the little interesting details is a challenge.

What sort of little detail?

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5 Reasons to Visit a Cat Cafe (and 5 Reasons Not To)

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Have you ever heard of a Cat Cafe? If you haven’t… you’re missing out!

 

The Star Wars themed Cat Cafe! From 5 Reasons to Visit a Cat Cafe (and 5 Reasons Not To)

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7 Ways To Save $10,000 Teaching English In China

When people start thinking about teaching English in China, the first thing that comes to mind is often "how much money can a teacher really make?" Most contracts will pay you around $1,500USD / month and they'll include a few perks like health insurance, flight allowance, housing allowance, and student retainment bonuses.

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