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Merci and Au Revoir to our French Guests

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January 21, 2019

Last November we had the pleasure of welcoming Yunnan Roads and their group of French travel bloggers to the Linden Centre for a few days. They traveled throughout Yunnan, from the Yuanyang terraces in the South, up to Jianshui, and finally to our Xizhou. We loved spending time with…


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Let’s Get Cooking: Introducing The Linden Centre Cooking Class

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April 27, 2018

“What’s so important about food?” Michael, the author of our newly released Linden Centre Cookbook, asks this important question on his quest to introduce Bai Minority culture to the world. He states, “When we travel, we prioritize what we can see and experience and we tend to downplay what…


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Humans of Xizhou: Li Junli 李军利, female entrepreneur

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March 5, 2018

Li Junli in front of her restaurant with her husband photobombing in the back!
“We grew up poor in Shacun, the village next to Xizhou. My parents were fishermen and they were out most of the day so I learned to cook for my siblings when I was really young,…


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More than Just a Rice Noodle: A Closer Look at Er Kuai 饵块

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January 11, 2018

The English language differs from Mandarin in so many ways that it is often difficult to give precise translations from one to the other.  Ideas and concepts embodied in certain words in one language sometimes do not exist in the other, or have slightly different connotations. In my time…


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Humans of Xizhou: Peter 陈鹏鹏

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December 25, 2017

This article was researched and written by one of our current Princeton in Asia Fellows, May Braverman.

Pessoa Coffee, a perpetually sunny spot, looks out on the normally golden yellow fields surrounding the Linden Centre. These days, the rice has just been harvested and all that remains is mud and…


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Winter Ice Cream Withdrawal

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December 11, 2017

As the seasons shift from rainy to dry here in Xizhou, there are a few marked changes that take some adapting to. I’m not talking about the cooler weather (60 degrees is plenty comfortable by my standards), nor am I talking about the reduction in tourists (at least until…

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