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Pinching Pennies- Savoring China

When a heaping plateful at our favorite noodle shop costs approximately $1.75 (11 kuai) it’s easy to want to eat out every meal of the day. Food is cheap (with a capital C) and, being in a country with so … Continue reading

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Chinouflage

In China, if you can’t speak Chinese, and even more important, if you can’t read Chinese, you are fundamentally helpless. Dictionaries are written in pinyin, the transcription of Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, which is helpful when you are … Continue reading

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