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Chinese Breakfast!   (published in China)

October 21, 2014 by   Comments(0)

These little buns may look like an uncooked croissant, but in fact they are a delicious Chinese breakfast that is widely eaten across this vast land. The steamed bun is known as ‘baozi’ in China and each baozi can vary in size, colour and of course taste. The design of each baozi can also vary dramatically. In expensive restaurants they are eloquently designed, whereas on street stalls they sometimes look worse for wear, but nevertheless delicious!


 Inside these buns are different fillings and each destination adds their own unique taste. For example, our volunteers in Chengdu will generally encounter pretty spicy buns that are full of Sichuan peppers, whereas in Shanghai the buns are usually not spicy, with less filling, but they have a more juicy texture.

Although commonly eaten for breakfast, baozis can be a tasty snack at any time of the day. Even a midnight feast!

Baozis- One more reason why I firmly believe that Chinese food is the best in the world!

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Chinese Breakfast!
 

Social Boat Trip!   (published in China)

October 20, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Social Boat Trip!

Every week the Projects Abroad team arranges a social event for the volunteers. In China, we try and arrange something that the volunteers cannot do in their home country, something that is specifically Chinese or a special trip such as a group visit to one of the many attractions in our two destinations of Shanghai and Chengdu. Examples of these socials include a cooking class with Chinese cuisine, tai chi or Chinese kung fu.

For our most recent social we went on a boat trip tour of what is considered to be Shanghai’s most famous site, the Bund. The magnificently lit up skyline is on the Pudong side of the Yangtze River (in Shanghai there are two areas, Pudong and Puxi) and it is most likely on the front of every recent guide book about Shanghai. Before 1990 these buildings weren’t here.. In fact pre-1990 Pudong was predominantly grass fields and rice terraces! It’s hard to believe considering the number of high rise sky scrapers that are there today!

Anyway, ten of us enjoyed a boat tour on the Yangtze River and had a close view of this fascinating spectacle in the futuristic metropolis that is Shanghai! We have such an amazing group of volunteers from across the World and all of the Projects Abroad team can’t wait until the next social! 

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Social Boat Trip!
 

Why We Love China Reason #11   (published in China)

October 20, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Why we love China, reason #11: C.V/resume exchanging.

 The parents and grandparents of people who are getting to the age where 'they should be married' but have yet to find a partner, meet up and discuss potential marriage arrangements! This is in People's Park in Chengdu and I have just realised that this lady doesn't seem to be too happy that I took a photo! 


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Why We Love China Reason #11
 

Valeriya Rodimova, Law and Business Two Week Special Volunteer (Russian)   (published in China)

October 20, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Всем доброго времени суток! Меня зовут Лера и я бы хотела рассказать вам о своей поездке в Китай этим летом. В тот день, когда я нашла страничку projectsabroad и увидела специальные двухнедельные программы - я не думала, что я действительно поеду - слишком много сложностей. С каждым днем я была все уверенней в своих планах, потому что эта поездка помогла бы мне с поступлением в университет, так юриспруденция и бизнес это то чем я хотела бы заниматься в будущем.

  

Может быть те люди, которые занимались организацией моей визы, моего проживания и моих перелетов никогда не увидят это письмо, но я искренне благодарна всей команде projects abroad потому что все было горазде проще чем я ожидала.  Когда я услышала слова пилота о том что мы приземляемся в Ченду моя первая мысль была:  "О боже мой, на что я согласилась?" Но я отбросила все страхи и с уверенностью вышла из самолета навстречу чему-то новому. 

Проходя через зеленый коридор я уже видела небольшую группу людей с листочком, ...

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Valeriya Rodimova, Law and Business Two Week Special Volunteer (Russian)
 

La Cigale et la fourmi Par Jean de La Fontaine   (published in China)

October 17, 2014 by   Comments(1)

La Cigale et la fourmi

Par Jean de La Fontaine

 

La cigale ayant chanté


Tout l'été, 


Se trouva fort dépourvue


Quand la bise fut venue:


Pas un seul petit morceau


De mouche ou de vermisseau.


Elle alla crier famine


Chez la fourmi sa voisine,


La priant de lui prêter


Quelque grain pour subsister


Jusqu’à la saison nouvelle.


«Je vous paierai, lui dit-elle,

Avant l’août, foi d’animal,

Intérêt et principal.»


La fourmi n’est pas prêteuse:


C’est là son moindre défaut.


«Que faisiez-vous au temps chaud ?


Dit-elle à cette emprunteuse.


- Nuit et jour à tout venant


Je chantais, ne vous déplaise.

- Vous chantiez ?

J’en suis fort aise:


Eh bien ! Dansez maintenant.»

Traversée de galeries shanghaiennes

J’avais travaille plusieurs étés (et même quelques hivers) afin d’économiser assez d’argent pour mon aventure de 3 mois de journalisme dans l’énorme ville nommée Shanghai.

Lorsque j’arrive à l’aéroport de Pudong, je ne sais pas encore ce qui m’attend. Je récupère mes valises et une fois à l’extérieur, j’aperçois une employée de ProjectsAbroad arborant une pancarte à mon nom.

Les premières minutes, heures, jours voire semaines ne sont pas toujours évidentes, surtout dans une grande ville comme celle-ci. Moi qui viens d’un petit cocon comme la Suisse, autant dire que le mouvement, le trafic et le stress de la mégapole étaient tout nouveaux. Je ne savais pas ou me mettre, ...

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