Chinese food – the French perspective

When do Chinese people eat?

Chinese people have three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. They don’t have a coffee time in the afternoon like we would have in France. Next, the Chinese eat their lunch around midday and their dinner time is also earlier than us, around 5pm.


Example of the Conviviality of Chinese people and Chinese meals

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A formal dinner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

On the evening of the 8th of September, nine students attended the Open Cambridge dinner. This dinner took place in the historic splendour of the 19th century dining hall at Corpus Christi College. All of us dressed up to “impress”. It was a truly memorable evening.

Before the dinner, enjoying the magnificence of the Old Court

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A trip to China’s region of Yunnan! A must-see for all students!

What is the Yunnan ?

Let’s find out more about this beautiful region! Yunnan is a province of the People’s Republic of China, located at the southwest of the country where it borders Vietnam, Laos and Burma. There are around 50 million people living there. The capital of the province is Kunming. Yunnan is surrounded by mountains and natural ressources. The altitude can vary from mountain peaks to river valleys by much as 3,000 meters. It’s in this region that we decided to take our trip. We are going to tell you more about this region and the things that you can do there.

Yunnanmeans at the south of the clouds


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The History of Cambridge

This tour was mainly based on anecdotes about the city of Cambridge. We walked around the city with the guide and we stopped in front of each significant monument or college. The guide told us all the interesting information we needed to know about each college and street. It was very interesting because this city is full of wonderful stories that amaze you.

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Arriving in Beijing: The first day

After eleven hours of flight, we finally reached China. As we left the airport, our first question arose,  how to get to the hotel. The “Vision Hotel” had been booked on CTrip, a very famous Chinese website. In fact, it was very useful because it gave me the option to print the address in Chinese, in order to show it to a taxi driver.

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