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Home+ Model - Home away from Home
Nataliia Litvinova, 2018-11-20

When you visit a new country, live among unknown people around, and have to deal with an entirely new culture, it can be quite a challenge to adapt. But what if you get a home away from your home? Won’t it be much easier and comfortable for you to live in such a country? Definitely yes! The Home+ model is the newest form of Village Tourism that aims to provide you home away from your home.

The Jinhua Municipal People’s Government in China, has taken special efforts to make your stay in the villages of Jinhua more comfortable and memorable. The Jinhua Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office along with Pujiang County People’s Government have ...


Makers Twinning
Nataliia Litvinova, 2018-11-20

On a day that with a quite hectic schedule we had our first Tai Chi lesson. Afterwards we visited the Maker Base in Kangxi Hall. There were gorgeous hand-made products to see, food to taste, as well as interviews to be made.

Endorse Pujiang Specialties encompasses learning about the main products that are manufactured in Pujiang: crystal, padlock, textiles, food, and wine. Out of these products we had to choose one and make a promo video… well, my team is part of the black tea campaign. We made two (2) promo videos and, in my opinion, they ...


China Celebrating Valentine's Day
Nataliia Litvinova, 2018-11-18

Today, China is celebrating its Valentine’s Day, the Qixi Festival (七夕节), or the Double Seventh Festival. It falls on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

Our reader, Laura Volarić Horvat from Karlovac, who is participating along with 60 other volunteers from 15 countries in a three-week project has had the opportunity to partake in today's celebration. The project is organized by Jinhua Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.

Today the participants have familiarized themselves with the Qixi tradition, which is around 2000 years old, dating back to the Han dynasty. According ...


The Crystal Cultural Items
Nataliia Litvinova, 2018-11-18

In the background of the Jinhua Homestay Plus Project this year (2018) the participants were requested to bring a cultural item made of crystal glass, which would serve as a gift to Songxi village, where the project is taking place. This would also be part of the idea the landscape group is designing during the following three weeks for the future tourists. So, the village received gifts from 60 people from 15 countries, but to mention them all would be too extensive. Therefore, we chose 6 countries' items because one of the lucky numbers in the Chinese culture is the Six. Here they are:

Andrea, Germany: The traditional Item I brought to Songxi is a wine glass ...


Best Time to Visit Songxi Village
Nataliia Litvinova, 2018-09-22

Before leaving for a tour, the most important factor you look out for is climatic conditions at the place of interest and then you plan your tour accordingly. You choose the right time, clothes and equipment for the tour. Songxi is one of the top 10 villages in the Zhejiang Province in China. This village has a great vibe and energy flowing through the small stoned streets.