Features: China

I’ve figured out some funny things about China while living there for half of a year. Features which make China so different from Europe and Western world in general.

• Chicken paws (marinated probably) in vacuum bags are sold in every shop. They are very popular among Chinese as a snack.

• Chinese have no idea about baked food.

• Prices in stores are for half kilo.

• Actually Chinese eat tons of chemical food adds. Everything contains hell of this crap.

• There are meat dishes, fish dishes and meat-fish dishes.

• They have any possible kind of dry meet, fish or seafood.

• When one asks for a glass of water in a restaurant without further details he will get hot water.

• If food is tasty you must chaw – how the hell will rest understand that you like it otherwise?

• Chinese order many bottles of beer at ones. Then they open all of them and place on the table to drink for the next several hours. Could you commit a worse crime?

• Actually not only rice but everything from chilly to corn are grown on so-called rice terraces.

• It’s fine if a woman is in micro-almost-nonexistent skirt but she’s definitely a prostitute if her shoulders are not covered.

• It’s hard to find a Chinese girl without a thick foam bra.

• None of Chinese ladies have an idea about G-string.

• None knows about tampons neither.

• Chinese ladies don’t bother themselves with legs and arm-pits shaving.

• Most Chinese girls have got pace and grace of a bear. Even if their legs are usually really nice when they don’t move.

• The most stylish Chinese women are easily recognizable by dyed chestnut hair and perming.

• Guys have long nails on there fingers and it is suppose to be supper cool.

• Friends do not kiss each other when they meet.

• Couples do not touch each other at all when they in a public place.

• But then, friends of the same sex often hold hands, hug each other.

• Kids hold each other not by hands but by T-shirt when they are leaded for a walk in the kindergartens or primary schools.

• Kids have towels under their T-shirts. So, towels will be sweaty instead of T-shirts.

• Chinese have a very strong corporate culture. There is line-up for all employees in the morning and then there are team-building tricks all the time possible.

• Chinese men smoke inside the trains.

• And inside buses as well.

• There are special trash bins in every bus. It’s for trash. And spit. And snot.

• Chinese traditional toilet is just a hole in the ground with pipe attached. A flush toilet is a “Western Toilet” and could be a pride of a hotel.

• A tub is hard to find. There are only showers.

• And all of them without any bath curtain.

• To shuffle – it’s like a national tradition. Done by everyone!

• Another good tradition is to give awesome names to the stores, cafes, etс.

• If you want to buy any kind of product with print pic+text on it, it is almost impossible to find one without any misspells or logical errors.

• Oh yeh, that’s not a legend – Chinese people make pics of each other everywhere with “peace” sign. Even if they have no idea what this two fingers in V position mean…

• Chinese count on fingers not like the rest world does: they have similar counting till 5 and then they use totally different symbols for 6-10.

• Not all Chinese people speak Mandarin.

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