海鸟窝 Podcast

Name of Podcast: 海鸟窝 (pinyin: hǎi niǎo wō)

What topics are covered: 海鸟窝 is a very special travel podcast. Why is it special? Well, it only covers travel experience on sea islands. The host invites different people to come and share their experience on a particular island. One island at a time, the podcast has covered quite a lot of wonderful spots around the world.

Why is it good to listen?

This is another podcast released by itings which has many well-polished podcasts. This podcast has great audio quality, background music and sound effects. Most of the participants in the podcast are travellers from Beijing. As this is a conversational program, the speed of the podcast is moderate but sometimes it’s not very clear. The podcasters speak Chinese with a “Beijing flavor” (京味) which is a little different from standard mandarin that you can hear on TV. You can pick up some valuable traveling related words and enjoy their interesting travel stories.

To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you search 海鸟窝博客 on iTunes Store.

How often are the podcasts updated? Programs are updated every 2 to 7 days.

Length of the podcasts:  Each episode of the podcast is about one hour long.

Description of the podcast:

“Sea Bird Nest” is the direct translation of the name of the podcast. As you can imagines, the podcast is a place for travellers who are like seabirds to join and share their stories on islands they “flew” to before. In every programme, the invited guests give a comprehensive description of their travel experience, including airlines, food, visa, accommodation, shopping and, most importantly, the places that they visited on the island.

What’s interesting about the podcast is that for many episodes, the guests are newlyweds who shared their romantic honeymoon stories on sea islands, the vast majority of which are located in the Maldives. The guests are mainly travellers who haven’t really left China before they went on their island holiday. They are interviewed by experienced travellers and it’s interesting hearing the experience of Chinese people going abroad for the first time.  The podcast is also good for learning how to tell other people about a sequence of events, where one things leads to the next thing but in an interesting way.

Summary:

海鸟窝 is a travel podcast can bring you to the experience at gorgeous islands across the world.

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