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Comfort food dishes around the region

With Christmas drawing ever-closer, you’d be forgiven for feeling homesick and craving the creature comforts that come from knowing your surroundings like the back of your hand.…

Which Asian city should you live in?

Recently moved to Asia or toying with a relocation? Each city boasts its own unique personality, just like its residents. If you're not sure where you see…

Subway (metro) system in Shanghai

  In my first post, I gave you an overview of the subway system and all kinds of transportations in Shanghai. This time, I give you all…

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 – Ken Shaw living in Gran Canaria, Spain

Ken Shaw is living the expat dream in his tropical home in Gran Canaria, Spain. It is, quite simply, his idea of paradise... which he and his wife…

Meet the Expat – Mariam Ottimofiore living in Dubai

Our guest this week describes herself as an "eternal expat". She has lived in 7 countries and 3 continents and is now raising 2 multicultural and multilingual kids in…

Top shopping tips for a bountiful Black Friday

Sharpen your elbows, put on a pair of comfortable shoes and get mentally ready to leap for the best deals, but before you do here's a shopping…

How powerful is your passport?

Does your passport control your life? Yes, it probably does, and that's quite a thought really, that that little red, blue or green booklet has enough power…

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