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Exploring the Streets of Ciqikou

The ancient town of Ciqikou dates back more than 1,000 years and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chongqing. As you can imagine, Ciqikou is very crowded on the weekends and during holidays. Having days off during the week in China has many advantages-- the main one less crowds at tourist spots. If you have friends and family coming to visit this would be a great place to take them. You can easily spend two or more hours here. History Originally called Long Yin, Ciqikou sits is on a hill above the Jialing River in the western part of Chongqing city. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Ciqikou was a river port and market town. It was famous for its production of porcelain. To

Teacher Q&A with Catherine Basque

Catherine is from Quebec, Canada and is currently living in Chongqing. She graduated from the University of Laval in Quebec City with a degree in anthropology and foreign languages. She has been teaching at OWEN for two years. Find out why Catherine likes living in Chongqing. What is your favorite part about being a teacher at Owen? No office hours How was your transition to life in Chongqing? My campus really helped me What is something that has surprised you about living in Chongqing? It's very, very CHEAP to live here What advice would you give to those who are contemplating teaching in China? You really need to know some Chinese (especially food vocabulary), I came here without knowing a

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