Posts by The Linden Centre

  • Sibylla G – from Guest to Guru

    Sibylla G – from Guest to Guru

    Sibylla Grottke is a travel enthusiast, artist, and teacher hailing from Berlin, Germany. Some of you may know her through the Linden Centre and some of you may know the Linden Centre because of her. With an interest in roads less traveled, Sibylla and her husband first explored Yunnan and Dali in 2007. It was here where she fell in love with the environment, but also caught wind of an interesting project that has kept her attention since.

     
  • Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources – Back in Xizhou

    Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources – Back in Xizhou

    After meaningful exchange focused on sustainability at Linden Centre last year with our first cohort, this year’s cohort looked further beyond the borders of the Centre and Xizhou to learn […]

     
  • Hello, Snake

    Hello, Snake

    Time flies when you're having fun. Hard to believe that it is already my third time celebrating the Spring Festival in Xizhou - dancing with the dragon, feasting on new year's day noodles, sharing 汤圆 (tang yuan), and taking in the village fireworks show on the terrace. This time has been easily the most enjoyable 春节 (chun1 jie2) with such a phenomenal group of guests to share in the start of the new (lunar) year. A few highlights...

     
  • Christine and Honey

    I grew up extremely afraid of bees, and being stung. And it wasn’t until age 28 when my childhood fear first became a reality. (Full disclosure: I’m still a little […]

     
  • Ross and Terroir

    I’m pretty obsessed with Brown, i.e. the University in Providence, RI. And when someone from my school who happens to make it to this little corner of Yunnan, well, it’s […]

     
  • Angel Hsu on Driving (Environmental) Data Home

    We recently had a group of culinary enthusiasts visit the Linden Centre from the U.S. to learn and experience the fare and flair of Yunnan. Of course, a discussion of […]

     
  • Shanghai Tea Treks at the Linden Centre

    Shanghai Tea Treks at the Linden Centre

    While I’m far from a tea expert, tea has been one of the most interesting things I’ve learned about since I started spending more time in Yunnan over the past […]