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Chinese Etiquette, Complete China Travel Guide

Robert Thompson on all things China.

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Jack at the Zoo with Helen

Wed, 09 May 2012 03:16:54 +0000

Traveling to China with a Toddler, Infant, or Child

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:14:49 +0000

We recently traveled to Yunnan with our 14-month old son on Cathay Pacific Airways. Overall, it was a great experience and we plan on flying with them in the future. Buy a Seat or Hold Your Baby Our first decision … Continue reading

Canon 35mm f/1.4L Tests

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 09:17:14 +0000

Photos from Chinese New Year in San Francisco 2009

Thu, 01 Jan 2009 11:02:40 +0000

Here are some photos we took from the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco – February 2009.  Shot these on the D3 and butchered them with the stock Lightroom 2.0 user presets.

Chinese Pagota in Yunnan

Sun, 25 May 2008 06:22:13 +0000

Another shot, shot on a backup camera (Nikon D200) while in China. This is Chuxiong’s pagoda, which is about 8-9 stories high and allows one to view a 360° panoramic view of the city, nestled in the mountains of Yunnan.

Back from Yunnan, May 2008

Fri, 16 May 2008 06:57:49 +0000

Just got back from China to visit the parents.  I noticed a lot of newly paved roads and shiny crosswalks.  My brother Tom came along this time and brought his Nikon. Here is a sunrise shot we took at a … Continue reading

UPDATED: Tips, Advice for Getting Chinese VISA

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 01:27:03 +0000

UPDATE: As of January 2011, the following was not my experience at all. My last visa took me a total of 15 minutes at the consulate in San Francisco. Today, after waiting 3.5 hours in line at the San Francisco … Continue reading

Water Buffalo Movie Featured Again…

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:47:58 +0000

Thanks to the Huffington Post and Head Butler for writing about the water buffalo movie! Read Huffinton Post Article Read Head Butler As I sit here in my hotel room in Guangzhou, anticipating our interview at the American Embassy just … Continue reading

Video Hold Chopsticks China, How to Hold Chopsticks, Learn Hold Chopsticks

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 15:36:48 +0000

CLICK HERE: Learn how to Hold Chopsticks – Video Hold the bowl in your palm, and study this video to learn how to hold chopsticks. The Chinese hold foreigners in high esteem if they can propery hold and use chopsticks. … Continue reading

Chinese Gift Etiquette, Gift Ideas and Taboos

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 21:51:26 +0000

It is important to know that gifts are a major part of the Chinese culture. For example, the Chinese would much rather reciprocate a gift with another gift than to send a ‘thank you’ card. When visiting someone in China, … Continue reading