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Taboos of Miao Ethnic Group
HITOMIONCONCORD | Anshun | 3/16/2005 5:45:35 PM

Taboos of Miao Ethnic Group
1. Alcohol is a must for dinner at Miao family. If a guest can accept it, the host will feel flattered. Even if you cannot drink, you may taste or sip a little bit to show your respect to the host; otherwise it would be regarded impolite;
2. Elders are highly respected. For an extended family, young couples should not be too intimate in the public;
3. White rooster shall never be a gift;
4. Never tramp on the iron triangle in the oven;
5. The grass hung on the doorway indicates there is someone ill at home and guests are not welcome.

lanzhou beef noodle
HITOMIONCONCORD | Lanzhou | 1/5/2005 12:04:02 PM

Facts on Lanzhou beef noodle
Lanzhou beef noodle actually originated from Henan Province, far from Ganzu. And it was brought back to Lanzhou not by Hui ethic but Dongxiang. Anyway, it has been developed to what it is like today by many Hui people.
Can you imagine that an eatery covering 40 square meters will consume 50 kilograms beef and 400 kg flour? Beef noodle is really a big industry in Lanzhou.
A skilled chef makes 6-7 bowls of noodles per minute.
Most important is to choose the noodle that suits you. The noodle width is divided into 8 sizes. Narrow ones for gals, educated, the old well the wide for boys, army men, farmers. It would be queer if you order the wrong size. So pay attention!

Dos and donts
HITOMIONCONCORD | Inner Mongolia | 12/13/2004 5:03:50 PM

Mongolians are hospitable. When you are invited to a ger, enjoy it but donot forget some basic dos and donts.
Drive slowly when you are near a ger. Donot scare the cattle. Enter the ger from the left. Donot have to take off your shoes in the ger.Do not go through the herds since the owner would feel offended. Receive milk tea or wine with both your hands or right hand to show your respect.
There is no toilet but you can go to the south to the ger. The east or west to the ger is where sheep pen is while the smell may be blown into the ger from the north. The ice in the north or west to the ger is for edible water. So never pollute them.

The Highest City in the World--Li Tang
HITOMIONCONCORD | Sichuan | 11/11/2004 11:55:07 AM

Li Tang, the highest city in the world, lies in Ganzi Tibet Perfecture, Sichuan Province.

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