I will show you the tips for China Travel, the Traditional Chinese Culture, Chinese Food and some other interesting things in China here.

January 18, 2009

A Transparent Toilet in London

The toilet is one of the most private and intimate space in everyday life, but there is recently a transparent toilet in British capital - London. So driven by the curiosity, I went to check it out. Going out from Westminster subway station, then walking along athe straight road before the Parliament Building, you will find Tate Art Museum beside the Thames River. It is said that the odd toilet is there. But I can't find it at first. Suddenly, I catch a glimpse of a shining cuboid beside the Artbrit Street. What is that? When I near it, I find that the odd thing, be made of 4 pieces of glass fall to the ground and 1 piece of ceiling glass, which covers 2 square meter with no decoration. That is the transparent toilet.

I saw an elderly couple deliberately stopped at the toilet, then then old woman went into it, but came out quickly. I was a little bit puzzled, so just went into it. I found that although it is small, there are all facilities where it should have. I was indeed shocked by the transparent glass wall. You could watch every thing around it, including passengers and buildings. At this time, a little boy, with his nose close to th glass, peep from outside curiously. I hurried to wave hands to him, but found that he couldn't see anything. So I set my heart at rest. Actually, the glass is a special kind that you could see anything from inside, but see nothing from the outside.

January 14, 2009

Grandpa's Nail Hook

In everyday life, whether you are bothered with how to hammer a nail? This grandpa's nail hook, which award Bronze Prize in Muji Award, will help you turn it in to easy. These nails have a sheath covering them with a slight angle at one end that allow the nails to easily be hammered in to the wall without bending.The nails are then all secured at the same angle and length every time.

The designer said that his grandfather nonchalantly pounded nails into posts and hung various things on them. So that things didn't fall off these nails, he unconsciously pounded them in at an angle. To us, these felt like the most rational sort of hook you could get. While a simple nail would have sufficed, the designer made a few alterations, which strucked him that if some one could secure a nail at a set angle and length every time, then he could have beautiful hooks anywhere he could pound a nail in.

January 13, 2009

Travel with Hsu Chi to Hokkaido

Before I saw the movie "If You Are the One", Hokkaido is always my dream that I am mad about its white snow and warm springs. Hokkaido is the northern one of the 4 most biggest islands in Janpan, the four seasons of which are all refreshing and comfort, especially for winter that is covered by a silvery white snow. Due to its marine climate, it will make you feel warm instead of cold in winter here.

Sapporo, the cultural and political center of Hokkaido, is Japan's fifth largest city. Sapporo's "Snow Festival" is the biggest one in Japan, which is celebrated at downtown Chase Park on February every year. During the Snow Festival, there will show you the large snow sculptures from all of the world, matched with hazy neon lights.
Hokkaido is a real paradise for those warm spring-lovers. Because of its unique topography, the warm spring quantity of which is the highest in Japan, such as the Snowy Mountain, the beads Hill, Asahidake, and so on. have amazing hot springs . These are some unique style hot spring hotels, combined with gourmet cuisine, that make you feel happy and carefree.

Clock Tower, a symbol of Sapporo and the important cultural relics in Japan, was built in 1878 in Sapporo Agricultural School theater. Sapporo City is divided into two parts,the north one and the south one, by Odori Park, where the white Charming Lanterns Festival is held in the end of every year and Ice Festival is held in February.

January 11, 2009

Spring Festival Transportation in China

Jan. 11, the beginning of the Spring Festival Transportation of 2009 in China, will last about 40 days. Wang Yongping, the Spokesman of Railway Ministry, said that there is still a great pressure on the Spring Festival transportation that the passengers population will reach 188 million, which will increase 8% than the same period of last year; the daily average population will reach 4.7 million.

Jan. 12 - the second day of Spring Festival transportation in China, there is a rapid growth of railway passengers flow, which is mainly students and workers.

Reporters on the 11th from the Railways Ministry was informed that there is a rapid growth of railway passengers flow in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hangzhou area. It is expected that the passenger population will attach to 300 thousand at Beijing Station and Beijing Western Station today, while in Guangzhou Station it will arrive at 170 thousand. Earlier, China Railway adjusted train diagram, and expanded of the spring transport capacity, which would reach 2,920,000 everyday. During the Spring Festival, the national railway ministry plans to open 1413.5 pairs of trains, which is 142 more than the last year; while open temporily trains 319 pairs, which is 8 more than last year.

January 5, 2009

Beijing and the Three Northeast Provinces are the Most Favoritest Travel Spots in 2009 Spring Festival

2009 Spring Festival is getting closer and closer. The reporter learned from major travel agencies in Dongguan city that the the overall price of the domestic tour of Spring Festival in 2009 remains stable. Beijing and the north-east line are considered the most popular domestic tours lines of the Spring Festival in 2009, which prices have rised, but the increase remained at 10%. Now the fuel costs becomes lower, so that the increases is about 5%.

Beijing Tour is still the most favoritest in the next Spring Festival

At present, travel agencies in Dongguan released most of the Spring Festival domestic tour routes in 2009. Many citizens apply to travel agencies, especially for the Beijing and North-East Line. According to Chen Zijiang, deputy general manager of China Travel Service in Dongguan, at present the travel agency had received more than 100 members to Beijing for Spring Festival travel. Similarly, Beijing line is the most closed-off in the every weekend meeting of Dongguan MNB.

Those the most popular lines which price fluctuations do not exceed 10%, usually remain higher prices. The domestic tour lines in 2009 Spring Festival have no exception. Take Beijing line as an example, the five-day quote of the Spring Festival temple fair, "Bird's Nest", passion skiing and the Great Wall in 2008 Spring Festival is 2536 yuan, while the quote of the current Spring 2009 is 2996 yuan. Chen Zijiang said that the price of Beijing line raise about 10%. However, with the fuel costs became lower, overall prices just increase by 200 yuan and the maximum increase will be 5%.

The prices of Northeast line and Hainan line rise

Snow sight of the Northeast is also popular in Dongguan. Take a 6-days line for an example, the price is usually only 3800 yuan, but it willrise to 5800 yuan in the Spring Festival. The Ice Show of the Northeast provinces began from December 25 and would continue to one-month. During this period, the air tickets fee and the price of northeast line began to rise.

This situation also happened in the Hainan tour line. Although the prices remain stable with the prices of the same with period of last year, but it has been rised 50% . In normal times, the room fee is about 1,500 RMB, but it will rise to more than 4000 RMB in the Spring Festival.