Beach Holidays in China: Shenzhen

By Naz Lim   With the weather warming up, it’s time to get beach ready! Try Shenzhen in Guangdong province if you’re looking for a Sanya alternative. The beaches here are nicer than those near Shanghai, with white sand, blue waves, and warmer weather. Shenzhen, Guangdong Shenzhen (深圳) is in the province of Guangdong and … Continued

Beach Holidays in China: Qidong

By Naz Lim   Craving the smell of the sea, the sound of waves, or the feeling of sand between your toes? Being an Australian, I need sand and sea to recharge every few months for my sanity, even though city living has perks. Everyone knows Sanya as the destination for beach holidays, but China … Continued

[via Adventuring We Go] A Beginners Guide to Chinese New Year

By Sarah Krasicki            Chinese New Year 中国新年 (zhōng guó xīn nián), commonly called Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is rich in symbolism and tradition stemming from folklore. It is rooted in the celebration of spring and marks the transition between zodiac signs. When is Chinese New Year? The date … Continued

Send In Your Amazing CNY Photo Stories!

Entries have started coming in for our third annual Shanghai Mamas Photo Story Contest. We know some of you have taken an extended break, so we have also extended the contest submission date. Be sure to send in your amazing CNY photo stories by February 12, 2023. We’d love to see how everyone has been celebrating … Continued