Do you dare to go to China?

By Katarzyna , PO

China UNlimited___Looking way back, when I was a child my father gave me a book about countries in the whole world. That was my first time when I saw Chinese people and first time when I fell in love with the Middle Kingdom. Although, I was just a small girl, on that day I made a decision to visit China as soon as possible. In February this year my dreams came true. I had a chance to go to China and study for one semester, I couldn’t say no to this opportunity. That was the official start of my adventure.

After nine hours in the plane I landed in the capital of China. The first thing I have noticed was incredible big amount of people. They were everywhere from expensive restaurants to subway stations. I know that China has the biggest population in the world, I couldn’t image the range of it, to me that means that there are so many people to fall In love with. People who although see that you are different but they won’t treat you worse because of it. Surprisingly, during six months in China no one said: “I can’t help you”, mostly they offered me help although I didn’t ask for it.

In television, newspapers People’s Republic of China is often presented as a high-developed country, with the newest technologies implemented. The second, maybe in short period of time, the first economy of the world. All of it is true and I have to say that Chinese people are proud of their country.

Let’s go back to the topic. The first rule to know China is visiting not only desired tourist places (I don’t mean that they are not valuable) but also smaller places and talk with citizens. It is hard, I have to add that my Chinese friend, who I met at my Chinese university helped me a lot. The point is that by spending time with people I had a chance to see how they live. On the one hand they are still shy and don’t want to talk about themselves instead of listening about Western countries but when a thread of communication is made they begin to tell a story about the Middle Kingdom.

Only then you will see China from Chinese people perspective. The country which beauty is incredible. By beauty I don’t mean only environment, landscapes but also people attitude to others. What is amazing in it? For example Chinese take care of their traditions, during the wedding ceremony Chinese woman wear a red dress instead of well-known white dress which is worn in the Western countries. They have their own rituals, celebrations in which not only elderly take part but also youngsters. It is totally different when we take a look at Western countries we can notice that young people often don’t want to participate traditional celebrations because they are not “fancy”. Chinese young generation has different point of view, they treat these celebrations, as a part of themselves, part of their culture, part of their country.

The word “different” is not a good choice in describing Chinese society, it is better to use unique. Not because of the political correctness, because of the positive attitude of UNIQUE. From decades Chinese were trying to build a perfect country, country which aim is becoming number one on the world, they are on the good way to do it because they never give up. That is one of the things which other nationalities should learn. China has a plan and its governors will try to fulfil it.

The biggest Asian country gives the world 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which will easily put a spell on every, even the most demanding, visitor. Even though the architecture is similar on the south part as well as on the north but there are no two same places in the whole country. From west to east, from north to south landscapes are different, language is different (there are many dialects), climate is different. In China it is possible to taste so many variations, even more than you would have dreamed. After my first visit, I know that I have to return to see another places because there are so many breathtaking places. Also because I fell in love with China atmosphere, the kindest people I have ever met and cuisine.

China is a good way to escape from our duties. There is no Facebook, no Twitter, if you don’t have Chinese number it is hard to connect with Wi-Fi. It is the best way to make a “detox” for ourselves. With a camera hanging on our neck, wearing casual clothes instead of high heels you could start searching for new places. I promise after a while you will forget about world, relax, feel free and see amazing places. I give you a hint, don’t be self-contained, if you are in for example Beijing of course see the main monuments but visit another parts of the city, the parts which are not described in guidebook, see people, their lives I promise it will be worth it.

When I came to Beijing Airport from my headphones was flowing a song from Olympics 2008 held in the capital of China. The title of it translated into English is “Beijing welcomes you”, I can’t wait to hear new Olympic song (in 2022 Beijing will organize winter Olympic contest). Don’t wait, pack yourself, buy a ticket and go for your adventure. I am sure that Beijing will welcome you so warm as me.

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Featured Stings

EntEx Organises 5 Summer Schools for Young Entrepreneurs across Europe in June/July 2014

EU Commission retracts on the Chinese solar panel case

COP21 Breaking News_04 December: Building a Sustainable Future – speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the LPAA Thematic Event on Buildings

There is a way for Eurozone to reach a sustainable growth path

MWC 2016 LIVE: 5G to embrace unlicensed bands and Wi-Fi

Iran nuclear talks’ deadline extended: the match is still open for many

Commission offers discount on fines to banks for competition infringements

European Union: Retail sales show deep recession

EU car manufacturers worry about an FTA with Japan

Health & Sustainable Development Goals: it’s about doing what we can

At last Britain considers a super-soft Brexit

Cloud computing under scrutiny in the EU?

Family incomes stagnate in the EU; people excluded from ‘moderate recovery’

Eurozone needs more than some decimals of growth

A Brussels antithesis reveals where the EU is heading

Is “Sustainable Development” a concept that integrates Health Literacy and Health Policy as a global health action?

France asks help from Germany but it will not be for free

May led Britain to chaos, now looks for way out with unpredictable DUP

The vicious cycle of poverty and exclusion spreads fast engulfing more children

Germany to help China in trade disputes with Brussels

Building an Inclusive ICT Innovation Ecosystem

New round of bargaining for the 2014 EU budget late in autumn

JADE @ European Business Summit 2014: Youth Unemployment – a drive to Entrepreneurship

A Young entrepreneur cries out: “start in Europe, stay in Europe”

The 28 EU leaders unable to start a relevant debate on migration and Brexit

Hardened creditors drive Greece to dire straits; Tsipras desperate for an agreement

What UK and EU risk if Brexit “wins” these elections

The Commission breathless behind the horsemeat scandal

CHINA: five letters that could mean…

Commission and ECB prepare new financial mega-tool in support of SMEs

The fatal consequences of troika’s blind austerity policy

Bank resolutions to remain a politically influenced affair

ECB offers plenty and cheap liquidity to support growth in all Eurozone countries

Germany and Europe prepare for Trump’s America

Azerbaijan chooses Greek corridor for its natural gas flow to EU

Will the end of QE come along with ECB’s inflation target?

Higher education becoming again a privilege of the wealthy?

Can the EU really make Google and Facebook pay publishers and media?

Education expenditure in the EU not hurt much by crisis

Is Germany’s political landscape becoming a breeding ground for extremism?

ECB will be the catalyst of Eurozone’s reunification

Humanitarian Aid 2016: The needs, the highlights, the crisis and the relief

Towards the Rise of the United States of the Atlantic?

MWC 2016 LIVE: Verizon boasts momentum for IoT platform

Civil society organisations disenchanted with “Youth Guarantee”

Junior Enterprises as a solution for Youth Entrepreneurship

Joris in Indonesia

JADE Spring Meeting Live Coverage: Entrepreneurial skills in the digital markets

1 million citizens try to create a new EU institution

Inflation not a problem for Europe

Fed, ECB take positions to face the next global financial crisis; the Brits uncovered

Turkey’s Erdogan provokes the US and the EU by serving jihadists and trading on refugees

How the EU sees its own and Russia’s role in Ukraine

A Sting Exclusive: “On the road to Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement”, by Ambassador Katakami of the Japanese Mission to the European Union

G20 World Exclusive Interview: “The world, especially emerging economies and developing countries, require a more sustainable and quality development”, the Spokesperson of Japan underscores live from Antalya Turkey

COP21 Breaking News_03 December: Transport Industry Drive for Improved Energy Efficiency and Electro-Mobility to Stem High Growth of Emissions

Europe moulds global defense and security chart given US new inward vision

The next 48 hours may change the European Union

EU and U.S. castigate Facebook on Cambridge Analytica scandal as citizens’ data privacy goes down the drain again

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s