When you are the founder of a China-based adventure travel company, the weather is cold and you want to entertain, what do you do? Host a holiday dumpling making party, of course!
On December 4, 2009, WildChina founder Mei Zhang hosted a number of former WildChina clients, Washington DC-based travel agents and tour operators, university professors, friends and neighbors at her home for an evening of dumpling making, photo and story sharing, and merriment.
After Mei showed her 30 guests – including those from Portfolio Travel, Cruise Vacation International, and Georgetown University – how to craft didao (authentic) dumplings, everyone sat down to enjoy their creations. Afterwards, guests watched a photo presentation by Mr. and Mrs. Tischler, who went on the Chinese Treasures journey this past fall. Their pictures and stories were enjoyed by all.
Of course, guests didn’t leave without a surprise. Everyone received a dumpling recipe and a bottle of Chinese vinegar as party favors.
Happy holidays from WildChina!