Chinese Whispers & Dumb Charade

We meet many people on the road, both locals and travelers alike who help us in time of need or distress without expecting a return. Last week of every month I bring you stories from travelers who have experienced kindness on the road and like to share and spread it for the love of travel.

This month’s story has come from Ajay Sood who takes us to China. It is a kindness story with a twist. 😉 I am sure, Ajay would make you smile or should I say laugh? 😀
Over to Ajay Sood.
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

If you ask me one reason why I like Chinese New Year, my reply would be that it’s very colorful and exotic. The streets and houses are decorated with red and golden lamps & lanterns of different shapes and designs, the markets are buzzed with all kinds of gift items, decorative pieces and flower and there is a festive mood everywhere.

street selling new year lamps in China

A street in China town, Kuala Lumpur.

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Tea Gifts

Chai, çay, tea or teh… Whatever name you call it by…. tea has become an integral part of our daily life. Reading morning newspaper, travelling in a train, driving down in wilderness, watching the rain, or waiting at a bus stop in mountains… we enjoy our cup of tea very much.
I am sure many of you are tea drinkers like me. Though I have tea twice a day and can manage with only a cup a day, the husband is a big lover of tea and can easily consume 10-15 cups albeit in small quantities!

sri lanka tea

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Any connection? Bangalore, Shanghai and York?

What is common between Bangalore, Shanghai and York?
You would have heard of several food items named after cities. I had once carried out a post as well. Also you would have heard names of cities for plethora of stuff and quite common if you ask me. E.g Bedlam is a chaotic situation originated in England, named after the St Mary of Bethlehem Hospital, a Psychiatric Hospital. Or Calico is a type of cloth named after Calicut in Kerala.

Here is something that’s not so common, names of cities that are used as verbs in English.

Bangalored – Job that … Read the rest