20 Oct 2023

Xian - China's heartland documentary

Xi'An, a city steeped in history and rich in culture, is one of the most beautiful and captivating destinations in China. As the ancient capital of the thirteenth dynasty, it boasts a long and storied past that is still visible today through its many monuments and landmarks. Perhaps one of the most famous is the Big Goose Pagoda, which stands as a symbol of the city's deep connection to Buddhism. This magnificent structure has been a part of the Xi'An skyline for over 1,300 years, and continues to attract visitors from all over the world.

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20 Oct 2023

Xi'an culinary journey & a deep Chinese culture exploration

Xi'an, the ancient capital of China, is known for its rich history and culture, making it a must-visit destination for travelers. But it's not just the historical landmarks and monuments that attract visitors; the local food and culture are also a huge draw. And what better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than by cooking with a native Xi'an resident?

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20 Oct 2023

Discovering Langzhong: The Vinegar capital of China

Langzhong, a city located in the Sichuan province of China, is renowned for its long history and rich culture, especially in the field of vinegar production. Known as the "Vinegar Capital of China", Langzhong has a long tradition of vinegar making that dates back to over a thousand years. With a history that spans over a thousand years, Langzhong is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to learn about the unique vinegar culture in China.

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20 Oct 2023

Chongqing: The 5D Mountain Metropolis of China

Nestled in the heart of China's mountain region, the city of Chongqing awaits those who dare to venture into the unknown. With its towering viaducts and bustling streets, Chongqing is a city unlike any other. Dubbed the 5D city, this metropolis will transport you to a world of endless possibilities and breathtaking beauty.

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20 Oct 2023

The Tibetan Love: A Cross-Cultural Cooking Experience in Xiaojin - China

I heard many people saying: "A real traveler is a person who has been to countless places" Traveling is not a competition of how many places we've been and how many quality photos & videos we've taken! A real traveler is able to share, teach & offer things that can't be bought anywhere. Love and happiness! #fym

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20 Oct 2023

Inside Yi minority kitchen - Culture Exchange in China

In today's episode of our cooking show, we have a special guest, Lion, who will be cooking up a delicious dish of Chicken in Sour Cream Sauce. Lion is an experienced travelling chef who has worked and travel around the world experiencing almost any kind of flavour and kitchen styles. He will be sharing his recipe and cooking techniques with our audience.

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20 Oct 2023

Sertar or Seda - Tibetan village in China

Sertar Village, located in Sichuan Province, China, is a remote and hidden gem that has captivated the hearts of travelers for its serene beauty and rich cultural heritage. It is known for the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, which is one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist institutes in the world and the highlight of the village. Despite its significance, visiting Sertar Village as a foreign tourist can be quite challenging due to the limited access and strict restrictions imposed by the Chinese government.

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20 Oct 2023

Breaking the System: A Shocking Social Experiment in Chinese Subway

Check the bag every-time you go to the subway? Tired of this habit sometimes even if your bag is empty? Or you have something embarrassing? We push the limits of all the guardians in the ChengDu subway system and the results were incredible, sometimes violent, sometimes careless, sometimes laughing watch this to see where & how are the human limits when it comes to cross the law they had been taught to.

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20 Oct 2023

Lugu Lake: A Hidden Gem in the Mountains of Yunnan - China

Nestled in the remote mountains of Yunnan province, China lies a hidden gem unlike any other - Lugu Lake. This stunning lake is surrounded by towering peaks and shrouded in mist, offering a glimpse into a world of breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The crystal-clear waters of Lugu Lake are surrounded by lush forests and traditional villages, creating a peaceful and tranquil environment that seems a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an adventure in the great outdoors, Lugu Lake has something to offer everyone. But Lugu Lake is more than just a beautiful place to visit. It is also home to the Mosuo people, a unique matriarchal society with a rich history and customs that set them apart from any other ethnic group in the world.

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20 Oct 2023

Exploring the Beauty and Culture of the Yi Minority in China

The Yi minority is one of the largest ethnic minority groups in China, with a population of over 8 million people. They primarily reside in the Liangshan Mountains of Sichuan province, a region known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The Yi people have a long and proud history, with roots tracing back to the ancient Kingdom of Yi which existed over 2,000 years ago. Today, they continue to maintain a strong sense of identity, with their own language, customs, and traditions.

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16 Oct 2023

How to Make Authentic Italian Pizza at Home

Pizza is a universally loved food, and it's not hard to see why. Its delicious combination of cheese, tomato sauce, and toppings on a crispy crust makes it an irresistible treat for all ages. While pizza is famously known to be an Italian dish, it has spread its influence around the world and can be found in nearly every corner of the globe. In this article, we'll show you how to make an authentic Italian pizza at home, without having to go to a fancy pizzeria or Italian restaurant.

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16 Oct 2023

Cultural Exchange through Food: Liupanshui Cooking Competition

Food is one of the most essential aspects of a culture. It reflects the history, lifestyle, and identity of a people. The way it is prepared, the ingredients used, and the way it is served all have significant meaning in the culture. In China, food plays a significant role in the daily lives of the people, and it's no surprise that there are several food-related events that take place in different parts of the country. One of such events is the cooking competition, which is a great way to experience cultural exchange.

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16 Oct 2023

The Art of MOVING in China: Tips and Tricks to Get Around by Boat, Hitchhike or Teleportation

Travelling is one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences that life can offer. Exploring new places, meeting new people, and discovering new cultures is an enriching experience that broadens one's perspective of the world. While it may be easy to travel within your own country, international travel is a different ballgame altogether. One of the biggest challenges when travelling to a new country is getting around. The transportation modes may be the same, but the ways are different. In this video, we share our experience of travelling to a new city in China through hitchhiking, and the amazing adventures that came along with it.

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16 Oct 2023

How to Get Around in China: A Guide to Transportation for Foreign Travelers - Train - E-bike - Metro

Travelling to a new city, especially abroad, can be a thrilling experience. You get to explore new cultures, try out new food, and make new friends. However, one aspect of travelling that can be a challenge is navigating the local transportation. When youre in a new place, even the simplest things like getting from one point to another can become a daunting task. You may think that everything works the same way it does back home, but thats not always the case. In this blog article, we will discuss the different modes of transportation in China, and how foreigners can navigate these transport systems.

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16 Oct 2023

How to Get Around in China: A Guide to Transportation for Foreign Travelers

Traveling to a new place is always an exciting experience, but it can also be daunting, especially when it comes to getting around. In China, transportation is a major aspect of daily life, and for travelers, it can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. In this video, we explore the various modes of transportation in China, from walking to taking a taxi, sharing a bike, and using public transport. Join us on this journey as we delve into the ins and outs of navigating the city like a local.

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16 Oct 2023

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Unique Cocktails: A Recipe Guide

China is a country full of rich culture and traditions, with one of the most significant celebrations being the Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year. It is a time of renewal, a fresh start, and a chance to gather with family and friends to celebrate the upcoming year. One of the main aspects of any party or gathering is drinks, and what better way to celebrate the new year than with unique cocktails. In this blog post, we will share our experience of the Chinese New Year party scene in China and the cocktails we mixed to make it even more memorable.

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16 Oct 2023

Dragon Boat Festival: A Cultural Immersion in China

China is a country that boasts of rich cultural heritage and festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country. One such festival is the Dragon Boat Festival, which is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the famous Chinese poet Qu Yuan. The most important activity of the festival is dragon boat racing, a sport that has been a part of Chinese culture for over 2000 years. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Dragon Boat Festival and the experience of a foreigner in China participating in the dragon boat race. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated throughout China and is a public holiday. The festival involves many activities, but the most popular and exciting is the dragon boat race.

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16 Oct 2023

Life in a Party: A Social Experiment in China

As humans, we often live our lives unconsciously, going through the motions without much thought about our actions and reactions. But what if we took a step back and observed ourselves in a social setting? That's exactly what we did in Guangzhou, China, when we organized a 3-day party to see how people would behave and respond. The party was designed to reflect the three stages of life: the beginning, the halfway point, and the end. We invited a diverse group of people and interviewed them before, during, and after the party. We observed their behavior, their interactions with others, and their overall mood. At the beginning of the party, there was excitement, optimism, and euphoria. People were eager to meet new friends, dance, and have fun. As the party progressed, however, we noticed a shift. Some people became more reserved, tired, or even irritable. Others left early, choosing to go home instead of staying until the end.

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16 Oct 2023

The Power of Choice: Chinese People's Reactions to the Ultimate Power

In a society where people are constantly in search of power and control, it is no surprise that the idea of having the ultimate power can be extremely appealing. In this crazy social experiment, we decided to test Chinese people's reactions to the concept of having the power to change someone. The idea was to see if people would embrace this power and if they would take it to the extreme. We presented Lion, our test subject, and asked locals if they would like to utilize a wide array of items to change his appearance. The items ranged from spray paint to scissors, needles, and other makeover tools. The only rule was that there were no rules. People were free to use as many items as they wanted, as creatively as they wanted, with no guidelines or limitations.

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16 Oct 2023

The Rise of Veganism in China: An Insight into a Healthier and Compassionate Lifestyle

China is a country with a rich and diverse culinary tradition, and it's no secret that meat has been an important part of Chinese cuisine for centuries. However, as more people around the world adopt a plant-based lifestyle for various reasons, veganism is slowly gaining popularity in China as well. Despite this, many Chinese people still have a limited understanding of veganism and the benefits that it can bring to individuals and the planet. To shed some light on this topic, we decided to create a video exploring veganism in China. Our mission was to understand whether it's possible to be vegan or vegetarian in China and how people perceive this lifestyle. We also wanted to showcase some delicious vegan recipes that can be easily made at home and to highlight some of the best vegan restaurants in China. We started our journey by talking to locals and asking them about their views on veganism.

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16 Oct 2023

This is Guangzhou - China

Welcome to Guangzhou, a bustling metropolis located in the southern region of China. With a rich history dating back over 2,000 years and a unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures, Guangzhou is a city unlike any other. In this documentary, we'll take a closer look at what makes this city special, from the transportation options and attractions to the food and nightlife. Transportation in Guangzhou is heavily congested during rush hours, but there are alternative ways to explore the city. The metro system is one of the busiest in China, but visitors can also take advantage of other options such as boats, bicycles, buses, trams, and even the metro. Despite the crowds, the metro can be a peaceful and polite experience, with passengers engrossed in their smartphones. But in contrast, the city is also home to a lively and active second-age generation who spend their days dancing, walking, playing games, and running.

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16 Oct 2023

Finding Love in a New Language: China Speed Dating Experience

China is a country full of surprises and wonders, and one of the most interesting experiences that foreign visitors can have is trying to date in this unique culture. This is exactly what Lion did during his project in China, and the result was an exciting and humorous adventure that is sure to entertain and enlighten. The challenge of dating in China can be intimidating for foreigners, especially when they are still in the process of learning the language and getting accustomed to local customs. However, Lion did not let this deter him, and instead, he embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and humor.

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15 Oct 2023

A Man Experience Being a Woman for a Day - China

Beauty treatments are often associated with women, who are known to spend hours and a significant amount of money at the beauty salon. As a man, I have always been curious about how it feels to experience being a woman and going through a day of beauty treatments. This led me to embark on a unique adventure to a beauty salon in China, where I underwent a full day of beauty treatments, from shaping my eyebrows to whole body waxing. In this blog, I will share my experience, insights, and the lessons I learned from my journey. The Journey: The day started at a men beauty salon in China, where I had my beard shaved off. It was the first step in my transformation from a man to a woman for the day.

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15 Oct 2023

Noodles: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Cup Noodle in China

Noodles are a staple food in many parts of the world, and China is no exception. The country has a vast array of noodles available, from traditional hand-pulled noodles to modern instant cup noodles. With so many options, it can be challenging to decide which noodle to take home, especially if you are a foreigner. Fear not, as we have taken on the task of finding the best cup noodles in China, so you don't have to! In this video, we tasted 51 cups of noodles from different brands, sizes, and flavours. The task was challenging, but we were determined to give you our top 3 personal recommendations. We braved the tough experiment of eating 51 cups of noodles in a row, and the results were surprising! We tasted everything from savoury to sweet, sour to spicy noodles, all coming in different colours of packages and serving sizes.

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15 Oct 2023

Cooking Showdown in Jishui: Lion’s Famous “Popa” vs Grandma’s “Sonhuyu”

Food is not just about filling up your stomach; it's about exploring different cultures and experiencing the unique tastes of each place. And that's exactly what Lion, the chef of the “Lion on the Road” project, tries to achieve through his special activity called “Food Competition.” In this activity, Lion challenges local families and grandmothers to cook their best recipe against his. The challenge is not just about who can cook better, but also about cultural exchange and learning from each other's cuisine. The team recently visited Jishui village in Jiangxi and met with Grandma LaiNi Jiao. Lion prepared his special recipe, the famous “Popa” dish, and Grandma LaiNi Jiao cooked the locally famous fish recipe called “sonhuyu.” Lion's challenge was to present his recipe in front of the local crowd, who would then decide if his food was better than Grandma LaiNi Jiao's.

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14 Oct 2023

Hitchhiking in China - Tips & Tricks

Hitchhiking is not for everyone. It requires a lot of courage, patience, and trust in strangers. However, if you are a backpacker on a budget or simply looking for a unique adventure, then hitchhiking can be an incredible experience. In this article, we share our crazy hitchhiking adventure in China and provide you with three useful tips for hitchhiking in this vast and diverse country. Our adventure began in the city of Hengdian, where we planned to travel to Guangzhou, 800 km away. We were a group of three with seven heavy backpacks, eager to try hitchhiking in China. We knew it would be challenging, but we were determined to succeed. Tip #1: Be prepared Our first tip for hitchhiking in China is to be prepared. Make sure you have everything you need for your journey, including food, water, warm clothes, and a map. It's also essential to have a clear idea of where you're going and how you plan to get there.

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14 Oct 2023

Hengdian - China's Hollywood

Located in the central part of Zhejiang Province, Hengdian is a small town that has become famous in recent years for being the home of China's largest movie and television studio complex, Hengdian World Studios. Covering an area of over 1,200 hectares, the studios feature replicas of many famous landmarks from Chinese history, such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Temple of Heaven. These sets have been used to film hundreds of Chinese movies and television dramas, including some of the most popular historical epics of recent years. The history of Hengdian can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), when it was called Dongwu County. Over the centuries, Hengdian was a strategic location for military defense and played an important role in the politics and culture of the region. In the early 1980s, the local government recognized the potential for tourism and began developing the town as a destination for travelers.

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4 Oct 2023

Learning Chinese: The Journey to Conquer the Most Difficult Language in the World

Mandarin, the official language of China, is considered one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. With its complex characters, tonal differences, and vast vocabulary, Mandarin presents a daunting challenge for learners, especially those whose native languages use the Latin writing system. However, as someone who loves to travel and immerse myself in new cultures, I decided to take on the challenge of learning Mandarin within a year, all on my own. I made a bold wager - I challenged myself to learn Mandarin without going to school, hiring a teacher, or using any online language-learning software. To up the stakes, I bet 100 bottles of the finest champagne to anyone who dares to challenge me. If I fail to learn Mandarin within a year, I will throw a party and supply 100 bottles of champagne for free.

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4 Oct 2023

Journey to the Heart of China: Lion on the Road

Lion on the Road - Discover Real China is a one-of-a-kind project that takes viewers on a journey through the heart of China. With its mission to showcase the real China, the project aims to shed light on the country's unique culture, traditions, and way of life, while also highlighting the challenges that come with living and adapting in a foreign land. The project began in March 2018, with the objective of releasing 2-4 feature episodes every month during a one-year trip across the country. This unique travel program is not a movie or vlog but a documentary that presents a different perspective on China. At the heart of Lion on the Road is also a personal story. The project's main protagonist, Lion, has had a negative experience in the past due to cultural differences. However, with a newfound desire to turn that experience into a positive one, Lion sets out to explore China and learn about its people, customs, and way of life. The program's three main objectives are to showcase the real China, demonstrate how foreigners can adapt to Chinese society, and share Lion's personal story.

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4 Oct 2023

THE CHINESE DREAM - THE STORY

Together with his trusted crew, Lion guides us from where he left China in 2015 to where he first entered China in 2014. Reversing his journey to redress the balance. Starting in Hangzhou, east China, and down through the Hollywood of China, Hengdian, to the south in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Then in search of the most beautiful girls in Chengdu. Finding the most famous "hot pot" in Chongqing. Exploring the heart of China, Xian, the oldest capital with its Terracotta Warriors. Living in the eerie ghost town of Ordos and to one out of four landmarks, the northernmost point, Mohe. Here to see the original Santa Claus village and northern lights. From the easternmost point, Fuyuan, to Dalian and its border with North Korea. They crossed the majestic rainbow mountains, ZhangYe in Gansu Province. Dunhuang and Mogao caves all on the way west towards the Qinghai Lake, and finally to Xinjiang westernmost spot, province and terminal station to close this cycle.

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4 Oct 2023

Behind the Scenes of Hangzhou's Iconic Tea Culture

Hangzhou is a city in the Zhejiang province of China, and is widely considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and delicious cuisine, it is a popular tourist destination for those looking to experience the real China. In this blog, we will explore our journey to Hangzhou as part of our project "Lion on the Road - Discover Real China". Green Tea and Delicious Local Food One of the most important aspects of Chinese culture is its food, and Hangzhou is no exception. Our journey to Hangzhou started in March 2018, and we were immediately struck by the abundance of green tea and delicious local food. We had the opportunity to learn about the history of tea and the sacred steps involved in the tea ritual from Toma and GuoFan. The tea ritual is a true testament to the depth of Chinese culture, and we were honored to be a part of it.

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