Date registered: March 13, 2013
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Any idea when this festival takes place this year? I am planning on heading to Litang soon and am looking for current information.
I use China Merchant Bank.
Like I said, it is very easy. Just transfer the money into a chinese persons account first. They do have to pay a fee (approx. 150-300RMB), but there is no conversion fee (i.e. changing RMB to USD) and no limit on how much you can send.
Rules may very from bank to bank.
the easiest way by far is with the help of a chinese friend/co-worker.
i just did it last week and it was no problem.
you go to the bank with your friend who also has an account at your bank.
you transfer the money to their account. and then they wire the money to your home bank account. all the rules that apply to foreigners DON'T apply to chinese.
so it is a piece of cake.
no limits on transfer, no cost for changing RMB into USD.
the only fee you will get is a flat fee from your bank (with my bank it was 175RMB) and another fee from your home bank (fro me $12).
much better than Western Union in my opinion.
you just need the help of a chinese person who has an account at your bank.
Hey all. I am a tea lover/drinker. Just recently have been turned on to buckwheat tea and have a few questions about the different types.
Can anyone tell me exactly what the differences are between the different types? I feel like I've seen 2-3 different types out there. One of them lighter in color and more intact, the other darker and more chopped up. I can't read Chinese and my language ability is too low to fluently converse with the lady in the tea aisle at Carrefour.
And if you really know your stuff, what's the best brand of buckwheat tea out there.
Any info would be appreciated.
Hey there. I've been in Chengdu for about a month now. I've been looking for a place to study kung fu with no luck. Only place seems to be out in Flower Town. Even when talking to local friends, they tell me that Chinese people don't practice kung fu anymore. That seems odd to me.
So if anyone has any information on instructors or schools, especially nearer to the Tongzilin area, I would greatly appreciate it.
Really nice place. Very modern. English spoken. I had a cleaning done and one cavity filled (painlessly) for much cheaper than I would have paid in the US. Cleaning w/x-rays 190RMB, cavity 450RMB. Highly recommend for anyone in need of dental work or even just a check up.
First visit was last night. Hoping for a nice Christmas pint.
Only one craft beer on a tap (an average wheat beer, like a Blue Moon).
The rest of the beer selection was same old same old.
From a place called the Beer Nest I expected something out of the ordinary. But this was the same import beer selection you can get at Carrefour and Sabrina's for the most part, but at 3x the price, and way more than other bars and restaurants that sell them.
Ambiance was ok.