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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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Heritage Hotels: A Model for Sustainability

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February 23, 2019

 

 
The 2019 award season is upon us, and we are honored to be included among the top hotels in China on Tripadvisor, Agoda and in other media.  Yesterday we appeared in one of my favorite newspapers, The South China Morning Post, in an article entitled “How millennial travelers are bringing…


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Aren’t We Lovely

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February 14, 2019

 

You can’t help it, it’s deep and it’s bleeding, and it’s all we need; it’s love. Living in Xizhou, PiA fellows May and Vero see the navigations and mechanisms of Chinese love everywhere we go. In honor of this Valentine’s Day, we decided to venture into the lives and…


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An Expert’s Take on Hiking in Yunnan

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January 31, 2019

As a contrast to my recent discoveries about the outdoors, I sat down with Bryce Linden, who grew up hiking around Yunnan, to hear about his experiences.
What are your favorite places to hike in Yunnan?

Bi Luo Snow Mountain (photo by 驴妈妈)
 The hike I did with my parents and Yujiang…


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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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An Amateur’s Take on Hiking in Yunnan

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January 24, 2019

“I want to go home. I want to be in my bed. If I hadn’t come I would be in bed right now. I shouldn’t have come, why did I come? I hate this. My feet are soaked. I just fell on my ass in front of everyone. I…


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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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Bye Bye Birdie: Winter Nature Camp Wraps Up

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January 7, 2019

Walking among the four hundred-year old trees in the forests of Gaoligong mountain, it can be difficult to remember why we spend so much time holed up in cities, removed from natural spaces and fresh air. This past week, the Linden Centre inaugurated its first bio-diversity winter camp and…


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Travel U.S.-China Relations

Working in China in 2018

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December 29, 2018

In a year of increased political and trade tensions between the U.S. and China, we are now more convinced than ever that our nations need increased efforts to bridge cultural understanding between our people. ‘Soft power’ becomes increasingly important during a time of ‘hard power’ conflicts. We set up…


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Daily Life Travel

To a New York Christmas, with love

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December 24, 2018

By pure coincidence, both May and I, the two Princeton in Asia fellows here at the Linden Centre, hail from beautiful New York. I don’t want to wax poetic about a topic that has been immortalized in both the screen and the page, but there’s really something about Christmas…

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