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Expat shares travel experience in Yinzhou

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: February 5, 2021 L M S


Matthew Charles Galat  visits Cai's ancestral hall in Panhuo sub-district, Yinzhou district, Ningbo on Feb 3. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

Matthew Charles Galat has been sharing his travel experiences and daily life in China through his vlogs since last year.

He now has 100,000 followers on Twitter and more than 600,000 followers on Douyin.

This year, the 41-year-old decided to stay in Ningbo's Yinzhou district for the Spring Festival holiday and showcase the local delicacies and interesting places to netizens from home and abroad via his videos.

On Feb 3,  Galat embarked on his trip, with the first stop being Cai's ancestral hall in the Panhuo sub-district. With a history of more than 400 years, the building typifies a traditional ancestral hall in the city.

Born in Detroit, the United States, Galat made his first pot of gold selling "Made in China" products. In 2009, he came to Ningbo and married a local woman.

Galat regards China as one of the safest countries in the world, and he hopes netizens around the world can have a more comprehensive understanding of it.

He compared the process of learning about Ningbo where he has lived for 11 years to peeling an onion.     


Galat records artisans making handicrafts including sachets and tiger shoes in a workshop next to Cai's ancestral hall in Yinzhou district, Ningbo on Feb 3. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]