Tianjin/天津市

Some say that Tianjin is the “not quite Beijing” city, because it’s only about an hour’s train ride from Beijing. Tianjin is by the sea, but of course this “by the sea” is nothing like in the south, where you go scuba diving and snorkeling. This sea serves a purpose for the city, because much of Tianjin is a trading port for businesses. My very first Chinese teacher is from Tianjin, so I have a slightly more optimistic view of it, but to be honest, Tianjin probably is not high on a traveler’s list.

Great! All the more reason for us to explore, right?

有些人感觉天津是“北京附近”的城市,因为坐高铁离北京不到一个小时。天津在海边,但是这种“海边”不像南方的海,这个海是有实用性的感觉因为天津有很多贸易生意。我最初的中文老师来自天津,所以我对天津比较偏爱,但是说实话,天津应该不是游客最想去的城市。

太好了!这就说明我们可以分析出意想不到的东西,对吧?

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