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Subway (metro) system in Shanghai

[caption id="attachment_100" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Metro sign[/caption]   In my first post, I gave you an overview of the subway system and all kinds of transportations in Shanghai.…

Housing in Shanghai – general guideline

Shanghai is one of China's biggest city and most prosperous city, almost in the world. It has a long history, back to the 11th century of the…

Welcome the God of Wealth: Huan Ying Cai Shen 欢迎财神

"Huan ying cai shen" means Welcome the God of Wealth (Zhou Gong Ming). It’s a part of the Spring Festival holiday. The God of Wealth is welcomed by fireworks…

Photowalk with another laowai: An Indonesian tourist's wish to shoot with the locals in Shanghai

新年快乐! 马年好! Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Hope everything went well during the the kick-off the Spring Festival (春节). It's gonna be a week-long holiday! The start…

Meet the Expat – Farrah Ritter in the Netherlands

An interview with American expat, blogger, and mother of three Farrah Ritter... currently living in the Netherlands but soon to be setting off on her next overseas…

Meet the Expat – Robyn Santa Maria, near Marseille

1. Where do you live now, and where did you move from? I live on the sunny south coast of France, to the east of Marseille, having moved…

Why Belgium is a great place for millennials

Belgium is the fifth smallest European Union country, yet it attracts an impressive number of millennial students and professionals to study, work and live there. Why? Here's…

What do you miss the most from "back home"?

Missing things is a hot topic with expats. How about you? Here's a whole range of weird, wonderful and unexpected (plus a few expected) things that expats…

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