Seems like I am only doing Sunday updates haha!
Well they are easy to write and I don't have to do a lot of picture editing to do haha! Lazy blogger, bad blogger...
Anyways. So I've just survived Chinese New Year in Beijing. In case you have been living under a Rock - I'll save you the work and give you Wikipedia:
Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".
So technically it's not over yet and there are still the occasional fireworks going off but generally it has calmed down a lot while most people returned home. In case you didn't know this either - CNY experiences the largest exodus on earth every year - pretty much everyone is going to their hometown to spend the holidays with their loved ones. In other words almost 1 billion people are on the move. Here are some interesting articles of this years crazyness:
So like everyone else I had a full week off. Because I have never been in China during CNY
Unfortunately China being China and me being employed in a Chinese company I also had to work two days during the last weekends to make up for the holidays (any other country do that??) so we just had a good party at my place yesterday after work. If I can manage to lift myself I'll be going ice biking later... wish me luck.