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Summer Wrap Up: Festivals

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August 30, 2019

This summer we’ve had a busy season packed with education programs, culinary tours, awesome speakers, and guests like you! Here’s an overview of what we’ve been up to here at the Centre over the past few months. This post is part 2 of our Summer Wrap-Up series, with a…


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Summer Wrap Up: Talks and Tours

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August 29, 2019

This summer we’ve had a busy season packed with education programs, culinary tours, awesome speakers, and guests like you! Here’s an overview of what we’ve been up to here at the Centre over the past few months. This post is part one of our summer wrap-up series, with a…


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Eat, Pray, Yoga

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May 6, 2019

We travel for many reasons- adventure, spiritual growth, escapism and relaxation- but too often travel means compromising our own wellness routines.
This summer, the Linden Centre will show how we can all better balance wellness and travel, and stay healthier and enhance our respective journeys to better understand ourselves.

In the…


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Spring Festival 2019: Year of the Pig!

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January 25, 2019

xin nian
新 年
Chinese New Year
(Sourced from internet)
xin chun dao chu jie hao
新春到,春节好
New Year is coming,
jia jia hu hu dou re nao
家家户户都热闹,
And each household is bustling.
tie chun lian fang bian pao
贴春联,放鞭炮,
Red couplet pasting and firecracker spluttering,
jia jia hu hu gan zuo jiao
家家户户赶做饺。
Every family hurries to make dumplings.
xiao di di xiao…


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Coffee on the Border

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August 27, 2018

“Coffee is a great power in my life; I have observed its effects on an epic scale. Coffee roasts your insides.” — Balzac

Coffee estate in Menglian

“Menglian is China’s border, and going to such a remote region, I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprise, I found…


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Summer Camp at the Linden Centre

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June 5, 2018

The Linden Centre is at the forefront of experience-based learning of local culture in China; we have partnered with some of the world’s leading high schools and universities to offer local culture-related interactive projects for young students.
This year from August 15 to August 20, the Linden Centre is offering…


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A Party at the Linden Centre: A Reflection

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April 20, 2018

On April 14, 2018 we held a Crafts Fair and Organic Market event in collaboration with Chai Mi Duo at the Linden Centre: Bao Cheng Fu. Chai Mi Duo is an organic farm and restaurant located in Dali Old Town that is…


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What Comes After Spring Festival ? A Guide to a Few Spring Holidays

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April 16, 2018

Chinese New Year is over, the firecrackers in the streets have finally died down, and everyone is back to daily life. But the party doesn’t end there! What about some of China’s holidays that come after the big festival? Here’s a guide to a few big events that are…


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Linden Centre’s Collaboration with the Kelley School of Business: Cross Cultural Exchange at its Finest

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March 13, 2018

The Linden Centre is not merely a boutique hotel but a pillar of the Xizhou and Dali communities; a social enterprise devoted to promoting a more sustainable tourism model for China as well as cross cultural exchange and education. As such, the Centre was delighted to have the opportunity…


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Finding Family: Spring Festival at the Linden Centre

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February 23, 2018

As a child growing up in New York City, my exposure to the extravaganza that is “Chinese New Year,” “Lunar New Year,” or “Spring Festival” occurred in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Every winter, my parents would take me down to Chinatown where there invariably would be a lion dance then a…

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